In March 2012 in Western Michigan, a public forum for wind energy was held by the local Sierra club chapter and over a dozen other businesses and nonprofits. Sue Browne, the program manager for BlueGreen Alliance Michigan explained:
A wind turbine is made of over 8,000 parts. Manufacturing these wind turbines expands the number and quality of jobs in a "green" economy. It employs a number of professionals from iron workers to electricians.
Mary Anne Hitt, "State by State, Americans Are Continuing the Drumbeat for Clean Energy," Huffington Post, Mar. 26, 2012. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mary-anne-hitt/clean-energy_b_1373327.html...