Windpower Monthly Quotes Ed Zaelke on Changes in Wind Patterns

Ed Zaelke, chair of Akin Gump’s global projects finance practice, was quoted by Windpower Monthly in the article “No need to panic, but more research is needed on climate change.”

The article discusses the effects of climate change on existing and future global wind developments. This, the article notes, could have a big impact on wind turbines through, for example, high loads caused by extreme winds.

At the other end of the spectrum, the western United States experienced some of the slowest winds in nearly half a century during the first half of the year, which Zaelke said has raised questions among investors, particularly those who may be overreacting to short-term weather patterns. “We’re worried a little that investors will panic,” he said.