Wind execs are bullish despite Trump
Yesterday, I moderated a panel with top executives at the American Wind Energy Association conference in Anaheim. Dispatches from my notebook:
The mood: Positive, even though they're facing a potential adversary in the White House after eight years of mostly friendly policies under President Obama.
About President Trump: Executives, including Karen Lane, chief financial officer for onshore Americas in the newly merged Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, agreed that the most important thing coming out of Washington isn't the budget or Trump's rhetoric, but instead stable tax policy, including keeping intact a 2015 congressional deal to extend for five years a production tax credit for wind energy.