Wind Energy Stimulus Program Faces Intense Scrutiny

March 4, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ On the heels of a report by American University that 80% of the stimulus money for wind energy went to overseas, four Democratic senators want funding for the program halted unless a “Buy American” mandate is attached to the funds.

Sens. Charles Schumer, Robert Casey Jr., Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester are taking the Obama administration to task, saying it has ignored concerns about foreign involvement in the clean energy program.

However, administration officials and representatives from the American Wind Energy Association dispute the American University investigation. According to the Washington Post, the AWEA claims that for the first $1 billion spent on the program, 53 percent of the value of wind turbines came from the United States.

Read more at Wind Energy Industry Today:

American Wind Energy Association news – http://windenergy.einnews.com/news/american-wind-energy-association
United States Wind Energy news – http://windenergy.einnews.com/unitedstates/

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