To: The Wisconsin State Legislature
From: Wave Wind LLC
RE: Open letter regarding Clean Energy Jobs Act
At Wave Wind LLC, we develop, construct and maintain small to mid-sized wind farms. We are a Wisconsin based company that hires Wisconsin employees to develop our projects. Unfortunately, we recently had to lay off 12 of our valued employees as a result of the delay in passing the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
By supporting the Clean Energy Jobs Act, you would not only allow us to hire back those employees, but you would also enable us to create over 100 additional high-quality jobs for Wisconsinites constructing new wind projects.
With the construction of three wind farms on hold, we recently had to lay off project managers, human resource specialists, vice presidents and marketing specialists until we can ensure a market for the power produced by those farms. The Clean Energy Jobs Act helps to create that market that will allow our company to quickly rebuild and expand.
I hope that our employees serve as the face of the other 15,000 jobs you could create in Wisconsin by passing this bill.
Should you choose not to vote on this bill before the end of the session on Thursday, you jeopardize the future of this company, guarantee that nearly a dozen of our employees are forced to find new work and prevent hundreds of construction jobs in Wisconsin from becoming a reality.
Please do not let typical partisan political squabbles and fear of change stop you from passing this bill. Your inaction and lack of support for these commonsense policies will prolong the economic turmoil of the last several years.
For thousands of your constituents, this important bill is about far more than politics. Please save our jobs and our company: vote to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act tomorrow.
Business Development Coordinator
Wave Wind LLC