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Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment

Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment

This week, Windpower Monthly has spoken to US turbine manufacturer GE, and recruitment consultants Allen and Yorke, and EarthStream to discuss the biggest challenges in recruitment facing the wind industry.

On Reflection: Monitor many, but analyse as one

On Reflection: Monitor many, but analyse as one

WORLDWIDE: The technology exists for wind-farm operators to make substantial cuts to O&M bills, yet too many firms are not making best use of it.

More openness will reduce fire-fighting

A comment in a recent academic study was picked up by the mainstream press, generating lurid "hidden peril" headlines for stories that proclaimed wind turbines are ten times more likely to catch fire than the industry had estimated.

G9 Offshore releases 2013 incident report

G9 Offshore releases 2013 incident report

EUROPE: The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association, backed by the UK's Energy Institute, has launched its first annual incident data report with information collected from 35 offshore sites in Europe.


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