The grouping of article abstracts into subject categories makes it possible to chart ongoing stories as they have progressed since August 1999. Some of the biggest stories include: the near-collapse-and swift recovery of one of the wind industry's largest companies; Spain's booming market; a struggle between free and protected market ideologies in Europe; the great tax credit battle in the US; and the first major steps in offshore wind development. Trends to be tracked include the start of trade in emissions credits from wind plant and the growth of green power sales.
True to tradition, the August issue of Windpower Monthly mainly comprises a detailed subject and headline index of all stories published over the past 12 months. It is a catalogue of more than 800 articles covering the political, industrial, technical and environmental issues which have shaped the wind energy market of the past year. As a succinct overview of trends and traumas, the index is a unique tool.