Jobs dwindle during green power debate | Political Headlines | Comcast DENVER An eerie quiet has settled over the Walker Components plant, which assembles custom cables for a global wind turbine company. Orders are down from earlier in the year and one-third of its employees have been laid off this year. The wind energy boom President Barack Obama touted as key to his energy strategy has hit a wall in an election-year dispute over taxpayer support for renewable energy. The green bubble is starting to fall apart. "How much longer can we fund things that are not cost-competitive?" Another Obama flop- but lets move forward .