John F. Kerry, the president’s special representative for climate, said just months ago that those who lost their jobs on fossil fuel coal and coal mining found they had a better option jobs in the solar industry or as wind turbine technicians.
That used to be. Today, a wind blade manufacturing plant located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, has announced that it is closing its doors permanently in less than two months.
The loss of Molded Fiber Glass could displace more than 300 workers and their families. This marks the single most significant energy unemployment in the state after President Joe Biden stopped the Keystone pipeline on the first day of his administration.
MFG said in a news release that the closure will occur due to changes in market conditions, foreign competition and proposed changes in tax policies affecting the U.S. wind energy industry. .
Since 2007, the Aberdeen plant has been making wind turbine blades. The plant will continue operations for the next two months until the existing orders are complied with.- READ MORE
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