Wind Industry Commentary
Welcome to our wind industry commentary. Developments in the wind industry continue to be a source of debate and diverse views. Through this blog we aim to contribute to that debate and the development of thought leadership in the industry. The necessity for secure, affordable, safe, renewable energy is an issue that touches all our lives. It is an issue that is too important to simply stand on the sidelines and drives our passion for wind. However, we recognise that there are many perspectives and ours is still a young and developing industry with much to learn. We hope this blog will make a constructive contribution to discussion. We’ll review news and comment on events in the wind industry with a particular focus on, but not limited to, the UK and Ireland.
14th January 2013 In a world of 24 hour news cycles and instant worldwide communication, what is not said can be illuminating particularly when it comes to political priorities. The last few months have highlighted once again the disconnect between expert opinion and the general public on the one hand and our political leadership on [...]
In our previous post we highlighted some of the recent data from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showing overwhelming support for renewable energy. Their survey suggests the same can’t be said for nuclear power, on which the public’s views are much more ambivalent. The public mood in support of renewables is not [...]
This month has seen the publication of a variety of research data which paints a disturbing picture of the challenge facing both the environment and the renewable energy industry. Chief among them was research suggesting that previously held assumptions about the pace of climate change may underestimate its effects. Wednesday’s announcement by the National Snow [...]