Two Chinese companies have agreed to manufacture in America, instead of in China, a significant portion of the wind turbines needed for a Texas wind farm. The deal is a result of white collar Chinese executives negotiating with blue collar union officers to create green collar jobs in the U.S. The agreement defies stereotypes about unions as constantly combative, excessively expensive and environmentally challenged. The United Steelworkers union, which struck the deal, has a track record of engaging with enlightened CEOs for mutual benefit. It has a long green history. And it has worked to return off-shored jobs to the U.S.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday February 19, 2010 8:15 am|
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger
If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines of nuclear reactors. President Barack Obama announced this week that two new nuclear plants will go up in Georgia, built on the promise that the federal government will guarantee $8.3 billion in loans—nearly the entire estimated cost of the project.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Friday November 6, 2009 1:16 pm|
A consortium wants half a billion in U.S. Stimulus money to create 2,000 Chinese jobs making turbines in Shenyang for a wind farm in West Texas. We’ve outsourced factories, technology and jobs. We must hold the line at off-shoring our tax dollars.