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Subsuppliers critique Vestas, Ørsted for sourcing towers from Asia

Several Danish wind subsuppliers criticize Vestas, Ørsted and other European wind giants for favoring price over climate by sourcing turbine towers requiring long-distance transport from Asia.

Photo: Joachim Ladefoged

Green colossi such as Vestas and Ørsted come under critique for sidelining climate concerns in the pursuit of cutting costs.

Several Danish sector subsuppliers say the wind majors exploit access to Chinese state-subsidized steel used to make huge turbine towers even though doing so results in large and avoidable CO2 emissions.

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