Federal Wind Tax Credit

3:49pm

Wed May 29, 2013
Business

With New Blade Design, Vestas Picks Up Speed

a new Vestas prototype blade awaiting transport outside the Brighton blade factory.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas unveiled three prototype blades at their Brighton factory Wednesday. They’re the longest ever manufactured by the U.S. wind industry.

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10:44am

Thu February 21, 2013

1:53pm

Wed January 16, 2013
Business

Vestas Ramps Up Production; Plans To Hire

JMT Wikipedia/CreativeCommons

Vestas has signed a two-year agreement to supply towers for several wind power projects. As a result, more than 100 workers will be hired on at the Vestas' tower plant in Pueblo.

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1:44pm

Fri January 4, 2013
Business

Vestas Cuts Hours At Another Colorado Plant

A digital renditon of a Vestas wind turbine
Vestas

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas is cutting the workweek to 24 hours for its Pueblo factory workers due to an industry slowdown caused by the delay in extending the Wind Tax Credit.

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3:29pm

Thu January 3, 2013
Energy

Wind Industry Secures Tax Credit, But Damage May Be Done

Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 4:10 pm

Wind turbines dwarf a church near Wilson, Kan. Although Congress voted to extend a wind energy tax credit, the temporary uncertainty dealt a blow to the industry.
Charlie Riedel AP

The wind energy industry is dependent on something even more unpredictable than wind: Congress. Hidden in the turmoil over the "fiscal cliff" compromise was a tax credit for wind energy.

Uncertainty over the credit had lingered long before the last-minute political push, causing the industry to put off further long-term planning. So while the now-approved tax credit revives prospects for an industry facing tens of thousands of layoffs, don't expect to see many new turbines coming up soon.

Growing Uncertainty

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