Our competitor is not Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, but other power generation”

The European wind energy industry can beat its main competitors – other forms of power generation – “anytime” on a level playing field.

So says Christian Kjaer in his final Wind Directions interview before stepping down as CEO of EWEA on 1 April.

Free trade, the removal of subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear, and a no carbon power sector are needed to create fair conditions, he emphasises.

Kjaer also warns that the double dip recession will affect Europe’s wind sector “badly” but that longer term its future is bright, especially because “you don’t have fuel costs with wind energy.”

Read the full interview in Wind Directions

By Sarah Azau, http://www.ewea.org/blog/