Are institutional lenders more vital to wind than developers?
Do private equity firms make a larger contribution than big turbine makers?
And are senior advisers more influential than those inventing groundbreaking tech?
These are three tough questions, and the truthful answer is that it is very difficult to compare the different contributions made by these hugely diverse types of businesses. And yet, it is precisely that challenge that had made compiling this fourth-annual Top 100 Power People so fascinating.
Alongside the definitive global guide to the Top 100 Power People in wind, we also include an exclusive interview with British tycoon Lord Irvine Laidlaw, who made a big impact in European offshore this year by reaching the €1.9bn financial close on Veja Mate. This has enabled us to evolve the Top 100 format with more of the vital business insight that our subscribers have come to expect from A Word About Wind.