Windsylvania: Building Turbines On Slag Heaps of the Iron Age
GE Energy has a new mule kickin' in their stall. Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa will soon have a total of three manufacturing sites in Eastern Pennsylvania USA. The latest will be on 20-plus acres of a former U.S. Steel site. "The three new plants will create more than 300 new jobs in the production of wind mill blades and towers and the assembly of nacelles, which house the wind turbines." Pennsylvania remains a leader in wind production east of the Mississippi, providing enough clean energy to power some 70,000 homes. Now all we need is a Vesta plant somewhere in the US. If that were to happen we'd be less likely to face a turbine shortage after the next hurricane season makes clear the risk climate change poses to natural gas supplies.