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China doing more wind is not a bad thing for Europe, it's a good thing for everybody - Chinese gas emissions go everywhere, so these need to be reduced too...

The worry, maybe, is about the supply of turbines - and the reality is that  at least 50% of the jobs in the industry are non-offshore-able O&M jobs, which by definition cannot be sent elsewhere, and a good chunk of the rest are in the manufacture and transport of heavy pieces of equipment, again something that is hard to do from very far away.

The rest is more high-tech stuff where I expect European industry to still have an edge.

And as European wind moves offshore, this is even more true. I don't see Chinese manufacturers having any chunk of the European offshore market for many years to come.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 9th, 2012 at 03:25:43 AM EST
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