27 Aug '12, 2pm

Recap: U.S. Wind Energy Layoffs Continue in Colorado, Iowa as Federal Policy Uncertainty Continues: More jobs i...

Recap: U.S. Wind Energy Layoffs Continue in Colorado, Iowa as Federal Policy Uncertainty Continues: More jobs i...

Layoffs announced so far this week include: In Cedar Rapids, IA, Clipper Wind Power downsized its operations in reducing the company’s staff by 32%, from 550 employees to 376. In Brighton, CO, Vestas Wind Systems cut about 30 workers on Monday, leaving about 200 still employed. These cuts follow more than 90 layoffs at the company's tower plant in Pueblo, announced last week. Walker Component Group, a Denver-based cable supplier for Vestas Wind Systems, has also had to cut a portion of its workforce, reducing its staff by 15 workers to 24. Confirming that the layoffs at Walker Component Group were directly tied to Congress’ inaction to extend tax relief for wind power, company President Craig Walker told the Denver Post, “[T]he thing that distresses me is that there is so much controversy about it in Washington. “Not here,” Walker continued, “not at other energy companies....

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