German turbine manufacturer Nordex is keen to encourage use of CO2 trading as a means of assisting customers to secure finance for wind stations. After the recognition of an 18.4 MW wind plant using Nordex machines in Estonia as a Joint Implementation (JI) project under the Kyoto Protocol (Windpower Monthly, July 2004), the company is working with TÜV Industrie Service to get further projects accredited. TÜV is the first company in Germany with authority to give accreditation to JI or Clean Development Mechanism projects. It can now apply for projects that it has validated to be officially registered at the United Nations. With the UN's rubber stamp, CO2 credits from CDM and JI projects can be sold on the global CO2 emissions trading market.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol