Dallas Morning News article by Jim Landers-"Now we're outsourcing wind turbines to China"
The governmental insanity goes on:
"The rush to America of foreign wind-turbine manufacturers shows that the Obama administration's plan for stimulating the creation of green-energy jobs is going in an odd direction. Two weeks ago, U.S. Renewable Energy Group announced plans to build a $1.5 billion wind energy farm in Texas. About 1/3 of the money would come from federal stimulus funds. All of the wind turbines & much of the remaining investment capital would come from China. There would be perhaps 330 jobs created in Texas. Most would be temporary construction jobs. Meanwhile, thousands of Chinese workers would build the labor-intensive turbines. General Electric's technology will power the gearboxes of the turbines. The gearboxes will be made in China. Most of the wind energy projects seeking money under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act rely on foreign-made turbines. President Obama said the stimulus bill would create environmentally friendly manufacturing jobs in America."