The world of renewable energy has changed rapidly over the past decade, moving from a marginal issue for environmentalists to a core component of both energy policy and the consumer mindset.
The energy business, which relies on lengthy lead times and regulatory certainty, has often been slow to adapt to the changes in the world around it and embrace renewable energy production or sustainability issues. That is no longer the case, as major corporations embrace direct investment in the sector to avoid an energy sector they increasingly see as adding major risk to operational reliability and customers become attuned to their energy choices.
Breaking Energy joined the wind energy company Vestas at the headquarters of Bloomberg this week in New York City for the release in the US of several major data sets that accompany reports called the Global Consumer Wind Study and the Corporate Renewable Energy Index. This video is a quick summary of our initial takeaways from the event, but expect more in depth presentations and one-on-one video interviews in the coming days discussing energy transparency and its role both in the sector and in the broader economy.
This piece appears on Breaking Energy as part of the Energy Transparency series in partnership with Vestas.