Wind Farm Project Canceled Because "Uncertainty Persists": Walker Blows 225 Construction Jobs and 15 Permanent Jobs | Wis.Community

Wind Farm Project Canceled Because "Uncertainty Persists": Walker Blows 225 Construction Jobs and 15 Permanent Jobs

Walker is moving in the wrong direction.

First, as we reported last week, Walker paid an Illionois company $1.25 million to move their address (and their 85 employees) a few miles north accross the Illinois border and into Wisconsin. (This wasn't really creating jobs-- it was just slightly increasing the Illinois workers commute time.)

Now, Walker has scared yet another company out of Wisconsin. Following the train-maker, Talgo (who recently announced plans to relocate in Illinois), Invenergy today announced that are cancelling their 100 turbine wind farm south of Green Bay, because "uncertainty persists":

Invenergy of Chicago said it could not justify spending money on the project while, “uncertainty persists” over the state regulations it would work under. The firm said it would increase its wind projects in other states that, “offer more regulatory certainty.”

According to the , a 150 MW wind farm with 100 turbines would create approximately 225 construction jobs and 15 permanent jobs.

 

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March 22, 2011 - 1:23pm

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