WindEurope (formerly the European Wind Energy Association) has appointed Pierre Tardieu chief policy officer. He succeeds Kristian Ruby, who has become secretary general of Eurelectric.
Tardieu, who has immediately assumed the role, has been with the association since 2011. He has coordinated its advocacy on a number of issues, including the renewable energy directive, state aid guidelines and trade policy.
“Pierre is an expert in European energy affairs and will play a vital role in delivering the wind industry’s political strategy in the years to come,” comments Giles Dickson, CEO of WindEurope. “He has a comprehensive understanding of policy and regulatory issues both at the European and national level.”
“I look forward to leading WindEurope’s policy division at this time,” says Tardieu. “2017 will be a defining year for energy policy in Europe as the Member States and Parliament start negotiating the commission’s post-2020 proposals. This is a great opportunity to make the case for wind energy as a key mainstream and affordable technology to meet the EU’s climate and energy challenges.”