Labor-enviro coalition targets key lawmakers with tour promoting PTC
Greenwire (subscription required), September 25, 2012
A coalition of labor unions and environmental groups started a multistate tour today to urge key Republican lawmakers to renew a key wind tax credit, warning that scrapping it will kill thousands of jobs. "Congress must renew the production tax credit," said David Foster, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance. "The lives of real Americans are being disrupted; jobs are at stake as well as future environmental performance."
Labor Calls For Passage of Renewable Tax Credit
90.5 WESA, September 25, 2012
Ryan Motel was furloughed this year from his job making turbine parts at a Gamesa plant in Ebensburg Pennsylvania when demand for the company’s product slipped. In all 73 workers from that plant and 165 Gamesa workers in Pennsylvania were sent home. While Motel said the company did not tell him directly that the slowdown was a result of congress not taking action on the renewable electricity production tax credit, he said “[Gamesa] beat around the bush, that’s what it was.”
Jobs on the line as wind tax credit hangs in the breeze
Midwest Energy News, September 12, 2012
Every week this fall, 170 workers will toil in the farm fields north of Elwood, Indiana. But they’re not growing corn or soybeans. Instead, a major construction project is under way on these 1,700 acres of central Indiana farmland. The goal: build more than 100 wind turbines, each 30 stories tall, and get them running by midnight on December 31, when the wind production tax credit expires.
Workers Call on State Leaders to Save Jobs
FOX 21 News, KQDS-DT, August 29, 2012
Environmental and labor workers called on state leaders to save jobs. They gathered at Bayfront Park urging Congressmen Chip Cravaack and Sean Duffy to fight for a production tax credit, that supports the wind industry, to be extended.
CEQ's Sutley, Turbine Manufacturers Urge Congress to Renew Production Tax Credit (Subscription required)
Bloomberg, August 29, 2012
The soon-to-expire production tax credit for wind energy has helped manufacturers, and extending it is critical to the success of the industry and the revitalization of the American economy, Nancy Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said Aug. 28.
Eaton Rapids-based executives urge wind energy tax credit extension
Lansing State Journal, August 29, 2012
The top executives of two Eaton Rapids-based manufacturing firms say they are fighting their own political party in their effort to win support for the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit they see as “critical” to their operations.
Vestas launches second round of job cuts with 30 layoffs in Brighton
Denver Post, August 22, 2012
Facing growing uncertainty about the fate of a key federal tax credit, Vestas Wind Systems on Monday cut about 30 workers at one of its Brighton plants, bringing the workforce to 200.
Today's Influence Ads: Demonstration Programs
National Journal, August 2, 2012
The BlueGreen Alliance debuts a new ad as part of a larger push to renew the Production Tax Credit.
Focus turns to Finance panel as wind credit hangs in the balance
E&E News, August 2, 2012
An extension of a key tax break for the wind industry remained in flux last night, but aides said it was likely to be reinserted this morning into a bill renewing a variety of expired and expiring tax credits that will be marked up today by the Senate Finance Committee, as senators filed a number of other energy-related amendments.
Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry to Weaken President Obama?
Huffington Post, July 15, 2012
That theme brings me to Cleveland this week, for a two day "Making it Here" conference cosponsored by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Great Lakes Wind Network. The topic -- reviving American energy manufacturing.
BlueGreen Alliance, Congressman Tim Walz Call on Congress to Renew its Commitment to Energy Independence, Create Local Jobs
Extending the tax credit would give certainty to local wind energy manufacturers who employ construction workers, technicians, welders, and numerous others in good-paying jobs across southern Minnesota and the country. The First Congressional District currently ranks 5th in United States for installed wind capacity and Minnesota wind farms produce enough sustainable energy to power nearly 1 million homes.
Walz touts wind energy jobs during Rochester visit
The Rochester Post-Bulletin, June 13, 2012
In Rochester on Tuesday, 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz called on Congress to extend tax-credit benefits for wind power projects. "The only thing we need that we're lacking is the political will," Walz said.
Tax credit for wind energy must be renewed by David Foster
Toledo Blade, August 19, 2012
Ohio’s wind-energy industry has boomed over the past decade, becoming a model for the rest of the country. But that growth -- and the jobs it has created -- may come to a dead stop at the end of the year, if Congress fails to extend a tax credit the wind industry needs to stay competitive.
Ignoring wind power would be bad for Missouri jobs
St. Louis Dispatch, August 17, 2012
Missourians like Gerald Nickelson from New Haven are employed in the state's fledgling wind industry and are powering a nationwide transition to cleaner energy. They're the local heroes who work hard and are helping position America as a leader in the global race to capture renewable energy jobs. Unfortunately, right now, Gerald — a worker at CG Power Systems in Washington, Mo. — and thousands of other workers are looking over their shoulders.
Dave Foster Talk About the the Economic Effects of Failing to Renew the PTC with Leslie Marshall (EXCERPT)
The Leslie Marshall Show, August 14, 2012
Dave Foster Discusses the PTC & Clean Energy Tax Credits on Union Edge Radio with Charles Showalter
Working Family Radio Network WKFB 770 AM, Pittsburgh, PA, August 9, 2012
Wind Industry Competing with Cheaper Energy Sources
WCPN 90.3, Cleveland, OH, July 12, 2012
Dave Foster Discusses the Need to Renew the PTC with Leslie Marshall
The Leslie Marshall Show, April 24, 2012
Letters & Statements
Multi-State Tour Calls on Congress to Save American Jobs
September 25, 2012
Statement: Jumpstart Economic Growth, Pass the PTC
August 3, 2012
Statement on the State of the Union
January 24, 2012
A Great First Day!
September 25, 2012
Increasing the Bottom Line with Renewable Energy Investments
September 19, 2012
Wind Industry Opponents Blow Hot Air
September 18, 2012
Wind Means Dollars
September 17, 2012
A Week For Wind
September 13, 2012
Congress, Step Up and Renew the PTC!
September 11, 2012
Taking a Dominant Role
September 5, 2012
Fighting to Save Good Jobs in Duluth
August 30, 2012
Wind and Auto Industries Reawaken Michigan Manufacturing
August 30, 2012
Wind Industry By the Numbers
August 15, 2012
The U.S. Reaches 50 Gigawatts of Wind Energy
August 9, 2012
From AWEA: Wind companies anxiously await PTC extension
August 1, 2012
Grand Rapids, MI to Save Money With Solar Energy
July 13, 2011
Community Wind Projects Taking Hold in the U.S.
July 6, 2012
Wind Slow Down Already Seen in Minnesota
July 17, 2012
Working Together for America’s Energy Future
July 10, 2012
Advanced Energy Tech At Work In Ohio
July 2, 2012
Check Out the New Budget, Same as the Old Budget (Which is Great!)
February 17, 2012