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Wind of austerity chills Spain’s turbine sector

BY Katell Abiven  /  AFP, AOIZ, Spain

The Spanish Wind Energy Association is not so reassured.

“We have destroyed 25 jobs a day in the wind energy sector since the start of the year and the industry is on the borderline, it cannot take any more cuts,” it said.

The industry has already suffered heavily.

“Of the 43,000 jobs we had in the wind industry in 2009, there are only 23,000 left, said Sergio de Otto, secretary-general of business group Fundacion Renovables (Renewables Foundation).

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