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Welcome to PES e-news

Welcome to this, the latest issue of PES e-news, which heralds our latest print edition – out now. Published to coincide with Windpower 2010, the industry’s biggest conference and exhibition devoted to the wind energy industry, PES North America is currently being couriered to all our subscribers.

We’re also an official media sponsor for the Dallas event and the magazine will be freely available at the media point. Ensure you pick up your copy. And if you see any of our representatives at the show, be sure to say hello.

The US wind industry is currently embroiled in a jobs controversy that is as divisive as it is disheartening. Among the many promises President Obama made on taking office was one to create some five million jobs in the US renewables industry over a decade. But more than a year on, a report claims those plans may be on hold and worse still, it alleges many of the jobs may actually be going overseas. The American Wind Energy Association refutes these claims. So what’s the truth? We examine the ongoing controversy.

We also examine the crucial ancillary industries of transport and certification and weigh-up their impact upon the North American wind sector. And in keeping with previous issues of the magazine, we cover the Canadian wind industry in depth, with contributions from CanWEA.

You’ll find your regular fix of intelligent comment and analysis, and we reveal a fresh new look to the front section – further reinforcing Power and Energy Solutions’ position as the prime destination for executives throughout the industry.

And, as always, there’s our essential spread of interviews with industry leaders, incisive ‘think tank’ features and reports from the front line of the wind sector.

Look out for the new issue soon. And as we say, keep an eye out for us at Windpower 2010 in Dallas.

Enjoy the issue.

Simeon de la Torre
Editor, Power and Energy Solutions