More wind industry factory visits, another plea for PTC extension
The factory tour: it's become a standard way of underlining wind energy's ability to create new manufacturing jobs and calling on Congress to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), to preserve those new jobs and allow the industry to create more.
There's a good reason for this. The past several years have seen an explosion in American wind turbine and turbine component manufacturing, with the domestic content of turbines soaring from 25 percent in 2005 to nearly two-thirds today, and nearly 500 factories from coast to coast in on the action.
U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and