"Local impact, global leadership"

Event Ambassadors

Hans-Dieter Kettwig

Managing Director, ENERCON

“Renewable energy policy means industrial policy – wind energy is making major contributions to economies on a national and international level. The main requirement for the wind industry and green, sustainable growth in Europe is a stable, reliable and long-term political framework post-2020.”

Markus Tacke

CEO, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

“The challenges of climate change, energy security and Europe’s industrial stability are more intense than ever before. Wind power is an important part of the solution as it has already soundly proven – locally and globally. To continuously offer wind power at the lowest possible cost of energy, our industry needs a long-term vision, a stable framework, the latest technology and sufficient volumes.”

Gunnar Groebler

Senior Vice President – Head of Business Area Wind, Vattenfall

“Subsidy-free is not policy-free. In times of first subsidy free wind projects, we need to discuss with European policy-makers how the regulatory environment for renewable energy can support both competitive renewable energy and a firm social and political outlook for the energy transition. Both are closely linked and cannot be discussed and deployed separately. These are issues we need to address if we are to further the local impact and global leadership of wind energy in Europe”

Anders Runevad

Group President & CEO, Vestas

“It’s time that markets, infrastructure and policies reflect the considerable industry efforts to make renewable energy cheaper than fossil fuels. The wind industry brings jobs and contributes directly and indirectly to a huge range of industries. A European electricity market better adapted to renewables needs to become more interconnected and to reward flexible supply and demand.”

Event Ambassadors