Pennsylvania Gets Wind Turbine Blade Business
N class=body-content>Pennsylvania messed with Texas, and won.
Specifically, Kathleen A. McGinty, secretary of environmental protection, engineered an economic coup, winning a Spanish company's agreement last month to set up a wind turbine blade factory in the state and its U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia.
Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica S.A.'s move could bring 1,000 jobs and an initial $25 million in investment to the state. Texas had been a leading contender.
Though wind-generating capacity is only about 6,000 megawatts in the United States, less than 1 percent of the nation's electricity generation, wind power's attraction is growing as governments look to increase their use of clean alternative energy sources.
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