I'm very pleased that 58% of Swiss voters said YES to the Energiestrategie 2050 yesterday! This does not mean, of course, that all the wind projects on the waiting list will suddenly be able to be built, but at least it shows that the country is ready to go in the right direction. Great news!
What does this mean for wind energy?
I have written this article because many news articles, statements or reports I have recently read about wind energy involves the author confusing energy (kWh) and power (kW) and thus undermining the message they are trying to put across. Actually I totally understand this confusion – because, quite simply, the topic IS confusing. I’ll explain why here.
Last Friday I attended the REM Forum 2017, an event organised by the interesting-sounding "Good Energies Chair for Management of Renewable Energies" at the University of St. Gallen. My main goal was to meet lots of investors interested in my services, but actually I ended up learning a lot about the economics and management of renewable energies too!