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Meantime one element of the president's push for infrastructure jobs is the creation of the so called Smart grid it's electrical system that.
We'll help carry energy created by solar and wind power to you would need to our homes and factories wind power industry has just poured out its annual report card showing.
A huge boom in wind related jobs we're joined now by American wind energy association CEO.
Denise bode and so this is where all the attention is from the federal government.
But we're still is there a technological breakthrough or anything really changing in the in what makes the wind turned into power.
Are now in fact where shovel ready.
All this new growth in land in the last decade it's just stand.
-- -- their manufacturing jobs to the US so that the manufacturer was closer.
To the -- putting up the wind farms I mean we'd just as 2000 NA have become number one in the world.
In commercial wind power and we're now.
You know 42% of all new electric generation that went in last year with win.
So we're absolutely main street in terms of providing wind power you know -- the only thing that we needed a long term commitment.
To win by the federal government so when prices go down like they're talking about today with -- -- And people don't get complacent and -- well we don't really needed diversified energy port.
Olympia you want anything on the back and look back then what do you want it what do you want from congress you while you -- new policy coming out of Washington -- as it -- employer.
Well I think they keep saying you know this stimulus package encouraged.
On these wind farms to keep -- -- and going.
But you know production tax credit is -- short term you know -- and bus with like a long term commitment to win by creating.
And national energy market -- renewable electricity standard.
And then we -- we need to work on on together on this interstate highway.
Electricity just like that the highway that was built.
That brought commerce all around the US in the -- by president Eisenhower.
Those two things both of which have gained really strong support from members of congress from the president bipartisan support.
That's what would like to -- come out of this energy bill to really sustain this momentum and have a real diversified portfolio of energy that infinite.
That is free when she -- it build and that can really help stabilize utility bills when you got this this you know volatility of energy price.
-- we just put up a graphic for our viewers that they could say it it was this report that you actually just released today about the top states in this country.
That are producing wind and Iowa took over.
Thompson state for wind -- Iowa giving it is that we're more projects you think you're gonna go because your findings in this report today.
Absolutely it's really exciting to see at -- That really has ranks on I think nine in actual wind potential.
BF there -- number two and a lot of it is because.
Their policy makers have said we want wind here we're going to encourage wind farm development they've got to renewable electricity standard at the state level.
Even their governor and -- delegation have really gone to recruit manufacturers to come here to having to supply chain in the manufacturers.
Together with the encouragement of the wind farms.
If something that that really -- Iowa to move up and it's happening all over the country I mean we had manufacturing facilities opened up.
Last year 55 new manufacturing facilities.
New jobs in it in it an economy like we -- Today so you just can't imagine with the kind of long term commitment this new brand new industry right jobs will be here forever will be able to grow.
Well as soon as a long way to go we still like our -- our electricity from that part of the country go to news we're gonna have to leave it there in a thank you for coming on talk about your new court.
Brooklyn -- is an opportunity here your -- -- so.
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