BWEABritish Wind Energy Association
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BWEA has also welcomed the role of The Crown Estate as a major sponsor to accelerate and de-risk Round 3 wind farm developments.
As part of the conference, the BWEA is organising a careers fair to provide guidance to those who may be interested in working in renewable energy.
BWEA director of economics and markets, Dr Gordon Edge, said the industry was entering an exciting development phase.
BWEA chief executive, Maria McCaffery, said a wind farm takes an average of 14 months to get through local planning - far longer than the recommended 16 weeks.
And the BWEA believes the UK market alone is too small to sustain a homegrown factory in the long term.
BWEA chief executive Maria McCaffery said: "In common with most other English regions, the progress made in the West Midlands is disappointing.
BWEA chief executive, Maria McCaffery said: "In common with most other English regions, the progress made in the North East is disappointing.
Relationship of the Controllability of Power Torque Fluctuations in the Drive-Train to the Wind Turbine Configuration" Proceedings of the I993 Wind Energy Conversion, Fifteenth BWEA Wind Energy Conference, October 6, 1993.
BANK ON IT: The windfarm at Burbo Bank and (inset) Maria McCaffery of BWEA sails up the river on the Royal Iris to view it eb060607cw
Brave RCT councillors voting 96% against it, joined Blaenau Gwent, Neath and Port Talbot and other UK councils which turned down 75% (according to a BWEA press release October 20, 2009) of wind farm applications last year.
Bosses at Banks agreed with the BWEA that the closure of Vestas, a turbine manufacturing plant on the Isle of Wight last month, was of little surprise as the UK's turbine manufacturing market was currently too small to sustain even one factory long-term.