News Digest Item
07 Sep 2018

German wind power companies to move jobs abroad as domestic market slumps


As wind power generation starts to take off internationally, companies from the former global lead market Germany are set to close down parts of production at home and move jobs closer to growth markets, Brian Parkin and William Wilkes write for Bloomberg. Jobs are threatened in Germany because of “surging orders abroad, but a domestic market in decline as subsidies make way for competitive auctions that crimp new supply," the authors say. Wind power lobby groups such as the BEE or the BWE now say the government is to blame for the job losses as it cut domestic expansion volumes in wind power auctions this year.

Read the article in English here.

See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for more information.

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