Lobby groups clash over access for wind

July 2008
Utility Week;7/25/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 14, p7
Trade Publication
This article reports on the conflict among lobby groups for the electricity and wind industries over plans for transmission grid arrangements that would provide wind power preferential access. A letter was submitted by electricity industry body Eurelectric to European Union (EU) environment and energy ministers in June 2009 arguing that such hidden subsidies should be avoided. Christian Kjaer of the European Wind Energy Association argued that renewable generation should have priority access until unbundling was implemented.


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