- Published: 08 July 2005 08 July 2005
The companies active in wind energy believe that further support will be necessary for the wind energy industry in the event of a change in government in Germany expected in the autumn election, according to a survey commissioned by WindEnergy (International Trade Fair Hamburg Messe). A total of 84.4% of the respondents, who are decision-makers in their companies, are hoping for measures for promotion and further development of this innovative industry. Right at the top of their wish list is accelerated expansion of the offshore sector, and a generally less bureaucratic and thus faster approvals procedure for wind farms. Participants in the survey were 45 wind energy companies in Germany, most of them manufacturers, equipment suppliers and project developers. The Trend Survey also showed that the companies in the wind industry are well placed to cope with political change in Germany – nearly 90% of the companies responding are mainly active in the international market and are therefore not exclusively dependent on the political and economic framework conditions in their home market.