Knud Bjarne Hansen, vice president of South Korea-headquartered turbine tower supplier CS Wind, is a veteran profile in the wind energy sector. Throughout 32 years, Hansen, a 69-year old Danish national, has contributed to transforming wind power from a Danish niche business into a key global industry. Now the VP is growing very weary of hearing politicians and companies from his home country complain about Asian factories supplying huge steel towers for European wind turbines.
As a top manager for one of the big Asian turbine tower makers, he plays an active role in exporting the massive components from east to west, with transportation thereof entailing significant CO2 emissions.
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