BlueGreen Alliance Applauds USW Agreement with Chinese Energy Companies

BlueGreen Alliance applauds United Steelworkers announcement that they had reached an agreement with two leading Chinese power generation companies to work collaboratively on all aspects of the companies' U.S. market strategies.

August 6, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 6, 2010) The United Steelworkers announced today that they had reached an agreement with two leading Chinese power generation companies to work collaboratively on all aspects of the companies’ U.S. market strategies including manufacturing, assembly, component sourcing, distribution and wind energy project development. Read the announcement from the United Steelworkers.

The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director David Foster:

“We applaud the United Steelworkers today for their agreement with two of China’s leading power generation companies to guide and work collaboratively on their U.S. market strategies. In order for the United States to become a global leader in the production of clean energy technologies, it is important that we work with companies all over the world to ensure that renewable energy products used in the United States are made in the United States – creating good American jobs as we build an American clean energy economy.

“A wind turbine contains eight thousand individual parts and the USW agreement creates the opportunity for American manufacturers to make every one of those parts in the U.S. and use raw materials like steel, cement, aluminum and copper made in America, as well.

“This is an historic agreement that will serve as a model as we, along with the rest of the world, move forward with building the global clean energy infrastructure, and will position the United States to become a world-leading producer of clean energy technologies.”