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Wind-turbine jobs blow in China's direction

"The Obama administration's plan for stimulating the creation of green-energy jobs is going in an odd direction," noted Dallas Morning News columnist Jim Landers. Most of the wind-energy projects seeking money under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are using foreign-made turbines, often from China.Meanwhile, David Brandon, a consultant analyzing the Wichita area's economic development potential for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, told The Eagle editorial board that manufacturing wind-turbine parts is an obvious fit for Wichita, given its manufacturing base and proximity to potential wind farms.