Monday, April 9, 2012

Tax credit extension remains in limbo in Washington, threatening local jobs

Starting last January, the warning has come like a steady drumbeat — unless Congress extends a federal tax credit for wind turbine users, Vestas and other wind-power manufacturers will have to start laying off workers in Colorado and elsewhere. 
In the case of Vestas-American Wind Technology, the company has four plants in Colorado, totaling about 1,800 workers, including its plant south of Pueblo. Vestas officials have told Colorado's congressional delegation that 1,600 of its jobs are at risk unless the federal tax credit is extended into 2013 at the very least.

Read about it, and find links to all the day's public policy news, at the weekday Colorado news roundup.

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