14 May '18, 2am

AWEA 2018: Carbon is still king - Windpower Monthly

AWEA 2018: Carbon is still king - Windpower Monthly

Speaking to delegates at the opening general session, Grimbert said: "On the wind-power chess board, carbon is king in policy." Continuing the Chess analogy, Grimbert added that carbon policy "It is the most powerful but also most vulnerable." Prior to the session, Make Consulting's Dan Shreeve alluded to a potential carbon tax should a new government administration take office in 2020. Elsewhere in the opening session, AWEA's new chair, Steve Lockard said investors were surprised at how fast the cost of wind-power has come down. He also said the phase-out of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) is working as designed, giving the industry a long-term vision, and the "stability and time to work on the improvements we need to make". Finally, Tom Kiernan, AWEA CEO, used a long baseball metaphor, arguing that the PTC was a "home run" but now the industry needs to make "singles and ...

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