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Want to work in wind?

May 10, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

Wind Directions, April 2013

Wind energy employers are looking for project managers, sales managers and engineers above all. As most Wind Directions readers know from experience, the wind industry cre­ates jobs. Currently, around 240,000 peo­ple in Europe work in wind energy, directly or indirectly, and the number is growing, with over half a million jobs expected by 2020. But while it’s good to know that despite the crisis, ‘wind is hiring’, what specifically do you need on your CV to make the CEOs sit up? Greenfish, a specialist environmen­tal recruitment agency, researched the 10 most wanted profiles in the wind industry.

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A wind farm for all seasons

May 9, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

Janne Põlluaas is an Estonian woman who has had a passion for photography and nature since spending her childhood summers at a beach called Laulasmaa, a 30 minute drive from the Estonian capital, Tallinn. As a child Janne would sit with her father in the darkroom and watch the pictures develop, feeling that photography must be magic. Today, Janne is a landscape architect and a garden decorator, an occupation which allows her to regularly observe the beauty of nature.


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Previous year the Estonian wind energy production grew by nearly a half

February 12, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

The EU wind energy sector installed 11.6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2012, bringing the total wind power capacity to 105.6 GW, according to the 2012 annual statistics launched by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). Last year in Estonia the record amount of wind turbines were installed with the total capacity of 86 megawatts (MW) that led to the overall capacity to 269 MW. Read more »

EU wind industry faces tough challenge – and politicians should not make it worse

February 7, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

Arthouros Zervos © EWEA

The wind industry is being hit by the economic crisis and austerity across Europe, and a difficult situation should not be made worse by politicians undermining investor confidence, warned top industry figures this week in Vienna. Read more »

Estonian Renewable Energy Association: Estonian parliament in the process of imposing retroactive reductions in renewables support scheme

February 5, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

On 31 January, in a vote over renewable energy support measures in the Economic Affairs committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia (Riigikogu), committee adopted measures which would retroactively reduce renewable energy support. Existing producers of renewable energy are expected to incur losses of approximately 40-43 million euros as a direct result of the decision in the Parliament. Read more »

EU offshore wind energy sector posts solid 2012

January 29, 2013 EWPA's blog - eteap

Europe installed and grid connected 293 offshore wind turbines in 2012 – more than one per working day, announced the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). This brings the total to 1,662 turbines, in 55 offshore wind farms in ten European countries. Read more »

Offshore wind farms benefit sealife, says study

December 13, 2012 EWPA's blog - eteap

EWEA Blog, Zoë Casey

Offshore wind farms can create a host of benefits for the local marine environment, as well as combatting climate change, a new study by the Marine Institute at Plymouth University has found. Read more »

Wind turbines make fashion waves

October 11, 2012 EWPA's blog - eteap

EWEA Blog, Zoë Casey

That’s not a title you have been expecting is it? But this month, as models graced the catwalk at the Paris fashion week, wind turbines did exactly that. 

Karl Lagerfeld sent out model’s clad in Chanel’s spring-summer collection on a solar-panelled catwalk dotted with a dozen towering, white, swishing wind turbines. Not only that but throughout the collection there were hints of renewable energy: a disc-shaped hat with a giant transparent rim that recalls a spinning turbine, a mini-dress embroidered in a blue solar panel-like pattern and a t-shirt festooned with sketches of turbines.  Read more »

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