Layoffs in U.S. wind power accelerate as Congress fails to act on PTC extension
Leaders of bipartisan effort call on House Ways & Means Committee to help save American jobs
Leaders of a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill joined the U.S. wind power industry yesterday to sound an urgent call for the House Ways and Means Committee to find a vehicle as soon as possible for extending the successful federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC)—and avert thousands of layoffs already beginning in factories across America.
U.S. Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) spoke with reporters about the bipartisan support for the PTC in Congress and the need for swift passage of the measure. The Congressmen were joined by Steve Lockard, CEO of TPI Composites, a U.S. company ...