The Wind Industry Loves to Fret

Michael Giberson

“Still, the wind-power industry loves to fret,” writes Keith Johnson at the WSJ‘s Environmental Capital blog, “Now, the worry is about a slowdown in manufacturing which could put thousands of ‘green jobs’ at risk—unless Congress offers even more support to the wind industry in the form of tougher renewable-energy standards.”

Of course “fretting” is an industry lobbyist’s job.

You might think it is the job of the wind energy trade association to help create a healthy wind power industry.  It is, to a point, but if the industry were too healthy, it wouldn’t be so worried about the loss of federal policy support (and then the industry wouldn’t need to spend quite so much on lobbying the federal government).