"Those facilities are set to receive $928,000 in Colorado Economic Development Commission support and $1.3 million in local and private aid, according to the commission's 2008 annual report.
Vestas said it was taking the steps because of slow growth in orders and a tight credit market but said it was committed to growing its U.S. business."
The reality of this green job provider is: Vestas has a plant in Windsor, CO that employs 500 people. The green jobs in Brighton, CO are put on hold. Windsor and Brighton are both in Weld County, CO.
From the article:
"The Windsor factory received about a $4 million incentive package from state and local agencies, according to a U.S. Department of Energy report. The package includes grants, tax rebates and job-training funds.
Weld County provided a $792,000 personal property- tax rebate over 10 years, according to county-commission meeting minutes."
From VESTAS website:
"The Time is Now
The time is 7-18 December 2009 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15). For 12 days, world leaders will attempt to come up with a real time solution to help fight global warming today.
Climate change poses a serious threat to the whole world. That’s why Vestas is launching the time is now – our campaign to highlight the need to act now in order to make a substantial - add immediate - impact on climate change.
We know that wind power can play a major part in the battle against global warming. Wind power is more than hot air. Wind is the most viable sustainable energy solution that we have today. It is renewable; it is reliable; it is clean and, above all, the technology is already in place."
Bruce continues to say: ....so...it looks like this VESTAS company is exploiting the lies and hoax about global warming in its marketing. I'm sure this company is safe from attempts by the advocates of global warming, to silence the truth about wind turbines and to skew the science of wind generated energy.
From a wikipedia link about VESTAS:
"Vestas has installed over 39,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents. The company employs more than 20,000 people globally, and has built production facilities in more than 12 countries. It is currently expanding and opening up new production facilities in China, Spain and the United States. Vestas announced expansion of its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon from 350 to at least 1200 employees on December 1, 2008. It employs a further 200 persons at a blade manufacturing facility in Windsor, Colorado, and plans to add 1400 jobs at a new blade and nacelleassembly facility that is under construction near Brighton, Colorado."
...and from the same article
"In July 2009, Vestas' operations on the U.K.'s Isle of Wight were announced to close due to lack of demand, affecting 525 jobs there and 100 jobs in Southampton. Approximately 25 workers at the wind turbine factory on the island occupied the administration offices in protest on 20 July 2009, demanding nationalization to save their jobs.
In August 2009 Vestas hired more than 5,000 extra workers for its new factories in China, the United States, and Spain. The company said it was "expanding heavily in China and the US because these markets were growing the fastest, in contrast to the sluggish pace of wind farm development in the UK"."
Bruce says: Apparently VESTAS employs 20,000 people globally. When a market is
saturated or sluggish.....
VESTAS blows out of town...along with the 'green jobs'. Interesting.