In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama used an employee of wind-turbine manufacturer Energetx to highlight the industry's capacity to generate jobs. However, the American Wind Energy Association warns that jobs in the industry may disappear if Congress fails to extend the renewable-energy Production Tax Credit. "Wind energy is one of the few sources of agreement in a divided Washington," but the looming expiration of the PTC is putting manufacturing jobs in peril, said AWEA CEO Denise Bode.

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