O'Connor goes to bat for GWEC
Mainstream founder to be new global ambassador for council
Mainstream Renewable Power chief executive officer Eddie O'Connor has been appointed as the Global Wind Energy Council’s (GWEC) new global ambassador.
GWEC said that O’Connor will work to ensure that the wind sector’s “distinctive voice is heard, and that more and more countries understand the benefits that the industry can bring for their economic and social development”.
O’Connor said: “The wind industry has gained unprecedented momentum across the globe, particularly in emerging markets, driven by the fact that wind power is now cheaper than fossil fuels.
“I am honoured to have been asked by the Global Wind Energy Council to be its global ambassador at such an exciting time for the wind power industry.”
GWEC secretary-general Steve Sawyer said: “Eddie’s work building the wind industry throughout his career and his current role at the helm of Mainstream Renewable Power has made him an obvious choice as Global Ambassador for GWEC.”