06 May '13, 8pm

AWEA chairman urges proactive approach to #wind #energy advocacy

Gabriel Alonso, the CEO of EDP Renewables and incoming chairman of the board of directors at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), laid out a five-point plan to ensure the wind industry's viability and sustainability during the opening general session of WINDPOWER 2013, being held this week in Chicago. In a commanding presentation, which at times turned humorous, Alonso told a rapt audience how each of them can play a role to ensure the industry’s success. Coming off a record-breaking year in 2012, Alonso said that attendees should not resign themselves to a down year. “The building blocks are in place for the industry to continue writing its ongoing story of success,” he said, citing the recently released “begin construction” guidance for what it means for a wind project to have started construction. In order for the wind industry to continue its success, Alonso ca...

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