Friday, April 13, 2012

Up To 4,000 Wind Power Jobs Threatened In PA

According to the American Wind Energy Association, Pennsylvania has 3,000 to 4,000 wind jobs, ranking the state 8th in total wind jobs, and nearly all of those Pennsylvania jobs are threatened by the failure of Congress to extend the Production Tax Credit.

Pennsylvania also has a wind construction boom underway in 2012 that could become a bust in 2013.  Right now, with 520 megawatts more of wind power being built, Pennsylvania ranks 6th in the amount of wind power under construction in 2012.

Every month that goes by without Congress enacting an extension of the Production Tax Credit means at least the temporary loss of jobs during 2013 in Pennsylvania and across America.


  1. Thank you for highlighting this incredibly important matter John.

    Eric T.

  2. For those who want to help maintain these Pennsylvnia jobs, please contact Senator Toomey and your congressman, especially Republican congressmen. The PTC enjoys huge Democratic Party support and some Republican support. But the problem is in the Republican House of Representatives and the Republican caucus of the Senate.