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Huge Texas Wind Farm's Turbines Will Be Made in China
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Posted on 10/31/2009 4:09:20 PM PDT by newbie2008

Clean tech has seen a boost as the U.S. pours government funding into renewable energy, and China looks set to reap much of the benefits. Latest example: a Chinese wind-turbine company has just become the exclusive supplier for one of the largest wind-farm developments in the U.S. The Shenyang Power Group has signed on to supply 240 of its massive 2.5-megawatt wind turbines to a 36,000-acre development in West Texas. The Wall Street Journal reports that the wind farm is also slated to receive $1.5 billion in financing from the Export-Import Bank of China.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: buildnukes; china; communist; energy; forgetwind; obama; ourenemies; reds; sellingourselves; wind
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Green Jobs! (for China)
1 posted on 10/31/2009 4:09:20 PM PDT by newbie2008
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To: newbie2008

Whenever we decide to throw away money, China will be there.


2 posted on 10/31/2009 4:10:42 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: newbie2008
MANDATORY Mandarin lessons will be provided in the reeducation camps.
3 posted on 10/31/2009 4:12:33 PM PDT by JPG (NY-23...the shape of things to come.)
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To: newbie2008

but, but, but, our great governor of colorado, the dim ritter said he goy us a wind turbine manufacturer to build 4 facilities in the state. of course all on the front range and he so screwed the oil and gas industry thet are all leaving. what a guy. so i wonder what we are building?


4 posted on 10/31/2009 4:13:17 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: newbie2008

This is just more of Obama’s “Trickle across” economics.
He gives it to China and it “trickles across” the ocean
to the US.


5 posted on 10/31/2009 4:13:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: newbie2008

Pretty soon we’ll all be made in China!


6 posted on 10/31/2009 4:13:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: newbie2008
As a reflection of this, just 15 percent of the 2,800 new jobs from the new wind-turbine development will take the form of U.S. jobs.

How's that Hope and Change working out for you.


7 posted on 10/31/2009 4:15:51 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Revolting cat!

Maybe we can get China to drill for oil in the US.


8 posted on 10/31/2009 4:16:06 PM PDT by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: newbie2008
That must be all those shovel-ready jobs we heard about.

There's nothing like building a new economy on green energy built by China.

9 posted on 10/31/2009 4:16:21 PM PDT by SaveTheChief (Obama lied, America died.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Well, so much for the green roots.


10 posted on 10/31/2009 4:16:35 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: tet68

Bean sprouts instead of green shoots!


11 posted on 10/31/2009 4:16:57 PM PDT by liberateUS
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To: darkwing104
Who didn't see this coming.
12 posted on 10/31/2009 4:17:22 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck (Page 73, Johnson, Navin)
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To: newbie2008

Chinese wind will be imported to turn the turbine blades too!


13 posted on 10/31/2009 4:17:39 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: newbie2008

You didn’t want some scumbag union line worker to get paid, did you?


14 posted on 10/31/2009 4:18:49 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: count-your-change

And the resultant electricity will be exported cheap to power the military industrial complex in... China!


15 posted on 10/31/2009 4:19:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: newbie2008
China will burn lots of dirty coal to make these wind turbines. The U.S. will borrow the money to pay for them from China. American consumers will pay a huge premium for the “green power” the turbines produce (albeit, intermittently). The U.S. taxpayer will make up the losses.

See — it all makes sense (when seen Through the Looking Glass, that is).

16 posted on 10/31/2009 4:21:08 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: tet68
obama needs China to make lots of money, so he can borrow a trillion dollars from them to waste on his risky socialized medical scheme.
17 posted on 10/31/2009 4:22:32 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: newbie2008

Everytime I look at one of these green jobs plans they turn out to be an outsourcing scam.

They say that some windmills will be manufactured here in Michigan but when anyone asks questions. they’re told “a deal is in the works” with the spanish company that makes them now. No body explains what in the works means. Another factory here in Michigan was supposed to make batteries for electric cars but it has been determined that the employees aren’t educated enough to run the factory.

Nothing but a massive scam from beginning to end.


18 posted on 10/31/2009 4:22:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: newbie2008

Why rhe H#ELL do we have to go outside of the U.S. to buy wind turbines? Don’t we have some of the most cutting edge wind technology right here in the states? Oh right...We only enrich *other* peoples while the DemoCommies are in control here.


19 posted on 10/31/2009 4:23:30 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: TYVets

“Maybe we can get China to drill for oil in the US.”

First, we would have to GIVE them the oil rights...


20 posted on 10/31/2009 4:24:37 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Faux News" to "Foe News"..."they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Ghandi)
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To: JPG

Patriotic Americans should be rioting in the streets over this.

Everyday I say there is nothing that could surprise me anymore....then morning comes....and again I say there is nothing that could surprise me anymore. It’s like the movie Groundhog Day.


21 posted on 10/31/2009 4:25:40 PM PDT by panaxanax (At what point will the American people finally scream out "NO MORE!!"?)
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To: TYVets
Maybe we can get China to drill for oil in the US.

They'll own it all soon enough anyway - and then they'll drill it. In the meantime they'll sell us their silly, overpriced, inefficient wind machines and laugh all the way to the Shanghai Bank!

P.T. Barnum was right. There is a sucker born every minute, and most of them are Liberals and envirowackos,

22 posted on 10/31/2009 4:28:10 PM PDT by Gritty (Ride this global warming issue. Even if it's wrong, it's the right thing-Tim Wirth, UN Foundation)
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To: TYVets

LOL That is funny , but it aint if you know what I mean?


23 posted on 10/31/2009 4:28:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: panaxanax

The stimulus money stimulating Chinese Manufacturers,

That Obama what a genious.


24 posted on 10/31/2009 4:29:30 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: DGHoodini
Well, GE bragged about spending a billion dollars in R&D to create the perfect wind turbine blade. And they are Obamanoid suckups par excellance. Good question why they aren't producing these gizmoes instead of Chinamen.
25 posted on 10/31/2009 4:30:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: newbie2008

Wonder what happened to the GE bid?

hh


26 posted on 10/31/2009 4:31:34 PM PDT by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: hoosier hick
Wonder what happened to the GE bid?

Probably getting a better deal in China.
27 posted on 10/31/2009 4:36:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: jessduntno
“Maybe we can get China to drill for oil in the US.”

First, we would have to GIVE them the oil rights...

As soon as China lines Soros' pockets with money 0bama and the libs will give them drilling rights to all the federal land they want.

28 posted on 10/31/2009 4:38:22 PM PDT by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: newbie2008

Kinda like buying Saudi oil....


29 posted on 10/31/2009 4:38:43 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: newbie2008

Just don’t put them in Texas.


30 posted on 10/31/2009 4:38:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: newbie2008

Wow, I hope this is not the same company that made the piece o’ crap Chinese floor fan I bought at Wal-Mart!
/s


31 posted on 10/31/2009 4:40:01 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Willie Green; AuntB

This is just sad.


32 posted on 10/31/2009 4:42:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Revolting cat!

Maybe the Chinese will a factory in Texas with stimulus money.


33 posted on 10/31/2009 4:43:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

build a factory


34 posted on 10/31/2009 4:44:07 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: newbie2008

Well as long as we keep rewarding all these CEO’s for moving all the manufacturing over to China this will continue. We can make all the excuses up we want but when its time to fight for the American worker, no body wants to step forward. Its always excuses like oh they are those dirty union workers, or they want too much money or are lazy of some other lame thing. Yes, it is true some are these things, but for the most part people are hard working people just wanting things for their families just like anyone else and until we say enough of this transfer of our manufacturing it will continue until it is too late if we haven’t reached that point already.


35 posted on 10/31/2009 4:45:35 PM PDT by Racer1
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To: DGHoodini
We can't build them because manufacturing anything in America causes pollution and
globull warming. Other countries don't pollute
and we need to be taught a lesson for our greediness and having paved roads.
36 posted on 10/31/2009 4:46:24 PM PDT by MaxMax (Obama can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: newbie2008
Our stimulus money at work...thank you obama
37 posted on 10/31/2009 4:48:44 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: newbie2008
Gosh, what a surprise.

I have some inside info.

GE orders fully half of their Nacelles (the housing for wind turbines) from Jupiter Plastics of China.

And the steel that goes into a turbine? 100% from GEXPRO.

Who is GEXPRO? Well they used to be GE but they got spun off and sold to China.

So GE is producing wind turbine that get a Production Tax Credit from the US tax payer, financed by GE Capital (who got a multi-billion dollar bailout from the US taxpayer and declared a bank), to buy towers, blades and nacelles form China.

And by the way, did the executives of GE Capital who took TARP money, take a pay cut?

I don't think so.

Now GE is poised to launch the "2.X" program which is a 2.5 MW turbine.

Guess where the first 20 turbines are being produced... Hint: Not the USA, the argument is between China and Europe. Europe will win. The crap that China produces will not be accepted.

38 posted on 10/31/2009 4:48:50 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: newbie2008

Wonder how much coal they’ll have to burn to make them.


39 posted on 10/31/2009 4:49:25 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: DGHoodini

Don’t we have some of the most cutting edge wind technology right here in the states? ..............................Of course we do, its called CONGRESS!!!


40 posted on 10/31/2009 4:51:25 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (No 3rd Parties, the real winner will be the loser. A 3 party election needs a run off.)
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To: Irish Eyes

The liberals thought “big oil” was bad, wait till they see how much “big wind” blows.


41 posted on 10/31/2009 4:53:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: newbie2008

Yet more defective Chinese steel that will fly apart and make chop suey out of any hapless Americans in the vicinity.


42 posted on 10/31/2009 4:55:53 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: TYVets
” Maybe we can get China to drill for oil in the US."

My God, that’s actually a great idea. Our scum-bag politicians haven’t prepared for that eventuality. Lets catch them off-guard!

43 posted on 10/31/2009 5:01:06 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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Green Jobs! (for China)

Never fear - Chinese companies are buying up US companies (saving more jobs than Obama's stimulus - no doubt):

Weak dollar fuels China's buying spree of US firms

From his posh office in a coastal city in eastern China, millionaire Zhou Jiaru oversees more than 100 workers at an auto parts refurbishing factory he purchased in a struggling manufacturing town on the other side of the world. Zhou's new company is in Spartanburg, S.C.

In 2007, acquisitions in the United States by foreign ventures hit $407 billion, up 93 percent from the previous year, according to Thomson Financial. The top countries investing were Canada, Britain and Germany; the Middle East and Asia -- especially China -- are quickly catching up.

The biggest deals in recent months have involved Wall Street firms hit by losses from exposure to mortgage-related investment vehicles.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is once again coming to Citigroup's rescue. Canada's Toronto-Dominion Bank is buying an $8.5 billion share of Commerce Bancorp. Singapore's state-run Temasek Holdings purchased a stake in Merrill Lynch valued between $4.4 billion and $5 billion. And the sovereign wealth fund that invests the Chinese government's hard currency is injecting $5 billion into Morgan Stanley, while Citic Securities, a private Chinese firm, is investing $1 billion in Bear Stearns.

44 posted on 10/31/2009 5:11:28 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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Who is GEXPRO? Well they used to be GE but they got spun off and sold to China.

GE Supply was sold to Rexel and the company name was changed to GEXPRO. They are not a Chinese company. I've done business buying electrical equipment from GEXPRO for a few years.

Rexel was listed on the Paris stock exchange until 2005 as a subsidiary of the PPR group and has since been owned by a private equity consortium led by Clayton Dubillier & Rice, Eurazeo and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity. Rexel returned to the Paris stock exchange through an IPO in April 2007.

45 posted on 10/31/2009 5:14:14 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: newbie2008
slated to receive $1.5 billion in financing from the Export-Import Bank of China.

There's going to be a lot of angry Chinese when America goes General Motors on them. They might demand Alaska or war.

46 posted on 10/31/2009 5:21:02 PM PDT by Reeses
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They are not a Chinese company

Maybe so but all of the steel pats I buy come from China.

Just because their Corporate headquarters are not in China does not mean they are not a Chinese company.

Is a Chevy Avalanche, or a Suburban, or Tahoe produced in Silao Guanauato Mexico a Mexican SUV or American?

Who is employed?

Where are the products made?

Why is US taxpayer money going to employ Chinese?

Answer that.

47 posted on 10/31/2009 5:23:01 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: newbie2008
The most polluting nation on earth making wind turbines for us in the name of being "Green". God has a warped sense of humor.
48 posted on 10/31/2009 5:23:30 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s a lot of CO2 emitted to ship the turbines here, not to mention the CO2 emissions for making the concrete bases for all those turbines, enough concrete and steel to build a nuclear plant that would run circles around the wind turbines for a fraction of the footprint.


49 posted on 10/31/2009 5:31:16 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: newbie2008
"Huge Texas Wind Farm's Turbines Will Be Made in China"

Wonder if this is why US Hwy 59 through East Texas is already crowded with L-O-N-G flatbed semis -- each carrying a pair of damaged wind turbine blades to a repair facility somewhere up north...


50 posted on 10/31/2009 5:52:31 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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