Now that the federal wind production tax credit has been extended, Xcel Energy is asking Colorado regulators for permission to speed up its schedule for evaluating potential wind resources for its portfolio.
The Vestas wind energy company plans to hire more than 100 workers to build towers while the industry recovers from a slump that has forced the layoff of hundreds of workers in Colorado.
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas isn’t saying whether any of its laid-off Colorado workers will get their jobs back now that Congress has extended a wind tax credit.
Wind turbine maker Vestas is considering slashing hours for workers in Pueblo, not just workers in northern Colorado.
Sen. Mark Udall is joining other lawmakers pressing for an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit.
Another 80 workers at the Vestas plant in Brighton are now out of a job. Vestas says those are part of the latest round of layoffs at its U.S. plants. Two-hundred Colorado workers have been let go so far this year and more are expected down the road.
Republicans are walking a fine line when it comes to wind energy in Colorado, and it’s playing out in congressional races in the debate over a tax credit that impacts hundreds of jobs.
Sen. Mark Udall is renewing his call to extend a wind-energy tax break following news of more layoffs at Vestas.
Vestas is laying off more Colorado workers, as uncertainty remains over whether a U.S. wind production tax credit will be extended.
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is airing a new radio ad in Colorado attacking Mitt Romney for opposing a tax cut for wind energy companies.