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Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800



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A Danish wind turbine company whose subsidiaries received over $50 million in U.S. stimulus dollars announced on Friday it has cut more than 800 jobs in the United States and Canada this year and may be forced to lay off another 800 employees in North America.
This is yet another green energy company that received wasteful stimulus funds and does not even have anything to show for it.


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jclem11
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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


Good Times Ahead.





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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.







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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.




Bad news? Dude, someone pocketed a helluva lot of cash in these deals. It's trickle down economics courtesy of your federal govt.






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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.

werent here when bush was in office huh?






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With the Production Tax Credit (PTC) on renewable energy set to expire at the end of the year, Vestas Wind Systems A/S had previously said it could be forced to lay off a total of 1,600 employees in North America if the scheme is not renewed.


Scheme is the perfect word.




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Aristo
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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


So, you're ok with the government wasting 50 million dollars?





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Zahrim
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Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


yeah because the politicians wont pass the fricking PTC that has been passed every fricking year since the 90's and GWB championed.

the PTC not being passed is causing American power companies (Nextera (formerly Florida Power and Light), Xcel Power, etc)who were buying those wind turbine parts to put planned farms on hold for 2013 construction and causing that company to loose orders for the parts and not do the planned expansion they had in Colorado. So instead of the 4 factories they planned to build here (so they could build the whole construction process of the turbine in a centralized point in North America)they only have one and the rest of the parts have to be farmed out of country...

Just because of the goddamn PTC being used as a political football right now.

Thank you very much.

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yeah because the politicians wont pass the fricking PTC that has been passed every fricking year since the 90's and GWB championed.

the PTC not being passed is causing American power companies (Nextera (formerly Florida Power and Light), Xcel Power, etc)who were buying those wind turbine parts to put planned farms on hold for 2013 construction and causing that company to loose orders for the parts and not do the planned expansion they had in Colorado. So instead of the 4 factories they planned to build here (so they could build the whole construction process of the turbine in a centralized point in North America)they only have one and the rest of the parts have to be farmed out of country...

Just because of the goddamn PTC being used as a political football right now.

Thank you very much.

ETA 80 to 90...


In you entire rant I don't see any reason for why they needed $50 million in stimulus? Why can the big giant fans compete in the market on their own?






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Zahrim
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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


not a fan of stimulus but it wouldn't have been a waste if they pass the PTC.

The PTC puts them on a level playing field with the other subsidies that O/G et. al. get.

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it all comes down to the PTC, that gets passed Vestas can get back on track to building the factories they need in Colorado employing 5000 more people instead of laying off the 1600 people they are currently having to.






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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


All I can say is Big Bird's job is safe.





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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.


I'd have been one helluva lot more gleeful if they hadn't gotten my tax dollars to begin with.






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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.
How is bringing up bad news "being gleefully happy about it"?

So now we can't bring up bad news because it makes your dear messiah look bad?

No fricking way you went to UCLA.






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Zahrim
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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


Big Bird can eat a bag of hell and support his damn self. Time for him to grow up and pay his own way considering his annual new worth is more than the federal government subsidies.





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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


a-hole that was money taken from the US given to a forign countries business. This little trick has been used multiple numbers of times since Jan 09. No one is celebrating failure, they are calling out the failure of the companies and the abject failure of the process of decision making to give them BUCKS.





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OLDBEACHCOMBER
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me for him to grow up and pay his own way



That Bastard Bird. Maybe we can havest his crap for the Green Energy movement.






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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


Picking the Losers(TM)





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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


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Never have I seen Americans so gleefully happy about bad news for other Americans/America.


yeah, that's what i took away from the article and post. oh, no, i didn't, because i'm not wearing my Hackvision headset.






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re: Danish Wind Turbine Company That Received Over $50 Mill in Stimulus Lays off 800


they "hope and changed" all the way to the fricking bank





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CITWTT
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because i'm not wearing my Hackvision headset.








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