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For wind turbine manufacturers, the layoffs begin

Wind energy is taking a major hit these days from the financial crisis.  No, the wind hasn’t ceased to blow, it’s just that the money is running out.  Layoffs have begun — so much for that chunk of green jobs.  Wind start-ups in 2009 are expected to be only half of what they were in 2008.  The wind turbine industry is waiting to learn the dettails of the new administration’s stimulus plan, which is reported to have green job and alternative energy research components.

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