US president elect Donald Trump’s negative comments on wind power in a recent interview with the New York Times present a concern for both the domestic and international wind sector, writes Franz Hubik in Handelsblatt. “Trump made clear that climate protection and renewable energies are not a priority for him. The conditions for wind turbine manufacturers could significantly worsen in the United States under Trump,” Sven Diermeier, analyst at Independent Research, told Handelsblatt. German companies like Siemens and Nordex could suffer. Hermann Albers, president of German Wind Energy Association (BWE), is more optimistic: “Renewables are domestic forms of energy that actually support his goal to strengthen the US economy and employment. We should debate this with the Americans.”
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