The Global Wind Energy Council hub has been set up to co-ordinate information and responses to the current pandemic across the global wind energy sector. It gathers information from GWEC’s corporate members who are involved in supply chain manufacturing and project execution, national and regional associations, governments, international institutions, analysts and the press.
The aim of the hub is to facilitate co-ordination and assistance to national associations and companies by sharing information, and making available best practice from across the world in terms of making sure the industry can continue to operate safely, and that the wind sector’s “critical contribution to economic activities and growth” is understood by policymakers.
The hub will also monitor economic stimulus packages that are being designed or rolled out around the world, to help ensure that the wind sector is being fully consulted and taken into consideration. It is vitally important, says GWEC, that we see green stimulus plans emerging in order to ensure sustainable economic growth post-Covid. It is also vital to ensure that momentum is not lost on the crucial issue of climate change in the context of a future economic bounce back.
GWEC and its partners aim to carry out a series of activities based around the Hub, including a weekly bulletin, a monthly webcast featuring expert insight from across different regions, sectors and institutions, policy co-ordination and provision of information on best practice regulation from across the world, to help local associations and companies to understand this and incorporate into their discussions with government, and Position Statements to enhance engagement around stimulus packages as these come into focus in different countries and regions.