23 Nov '12, 1pm

EWEA 2013 chair sees wind energy as resilient despite the economic crisis

In the second of this two-part interview, EWEA 2013 Annual Event Chair Francesco Starace, CEO of Enel Green Power, explores the recent developments in the wind power sector and looks at the sector’s prospects ahead… EWEA’s last Annual Event in Copenhagen is already over six months ago, what key developments – positive and negative – have taken place since then? During the current difficult period, the wind industry remains resilient. Turbines manufacturers adopt survival strategies by upgrading turbines while developers focus on building premium higher margin projects. With respect to Europe, the tightening of national budgets due to austerity measures and the fears of the impact of a rising electricity bill in a weak economic environment have led many governments to operate further regulatory changes, sometimes not very fortunate, especially when involving retroactive cha...

Full article: http://www.ewea.org/blog/2012/11/ewea-2013-chair-sees-win...

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