North American Windpower expands on its analysis of last week's midterm elections in a new article that continues to scale back the prospects for the wind industry's growth in the United States with the ascent of Republicans at all levels of government. The article contains this nugget on incoming Speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner of Ohio:
The election was more consequential in the House of Representatives, where Republicans are now in charge. Conservative Speaker-to-be, John Boehner, hails from Ohio, a coal state, and has opposed [a national renewable energy standard]. But he is not viewed as overtly anti-wind, perhaps, in part, because Ohio has become an important part of the industry in the last few years, with a handful of wind projects under way and more than 170 companies in the wind energy supply chain.