Obama Says “This Is the Future of American Energy” at Bailed Out Foreign-Owned Wind Company
You just can’t make this stuff up…
U.S. President Barack Obama takes questions during a town hall discussion about clean energy while visiting Gamesa Technology Corporation in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2011. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)
“These are not your father’s windmills,” Obama said, with a wind-turbine hub and gear box looming behind him. “You guys are not messing around. This is the future of American energy.”
Of course, Barack Obama did not bother to tell his audience that the only reason he was speaking at the company today was because it was bailed out with stimulus cash before it went under.
Brighter Energy reported:
Gamesa Wind USA is to bring back workers it laid off last November – and hire 50 more people – thanks to a handout from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The wind turbine manufacturer, which has production facilities in Edensburg, Pennsylvania, is to receive $22.8 million in grants under the federal economic stimulus program.
The funding will pay for wind turbines for three large wind projects in the state.
Gamesa will receive $7.8 million towards installation of 19 wind turbines at the Chestnut Flats wind farm in Cambria and Blair Counties, each turbine rated at 2MW output.
A further $10 million will go towards the production of 23 turbines for Iberdrola Renewables’ South Chestnut wind farm in Fayette County.
And, $5 million is being produced for the eight turbines to be installed near Frackville, Schuykill County, in a project developed for the Broad Mountain Wind Energy Center.
By the way… Gamesa is Spanish-owned.
More… This was timely. A new report released today claims that wind farms are totally useless.