Wind turbine manufacturing slowsWhile many parts of Europe rely on wind energy as an alternate form of power, orders for the turbines from the United Kingdom have slowed dramatically. Offshore manufacturing of the products has come to a standstill, due to a change in how the British government subsidizes green energy initiatives, according to the Financial Times.

The U.K. previously relied on companies located in Germany and Denmark to supply it with turbines, but according to the source, several of these companies have not received an order for turbines since October 2011.

The questions regarding the future of sustainable energy in the U.K. has led some manufacturers to have doubts as to whether or not it will comply with European Union goals that aim to have 20 percent of power generated from renewable sources by 2020. However, experts told the Huffington Post U.K. that the slowdown won't kill the wind energy manufacturing industry, but that such slow periods are normal.

Even though the U.K. may be slow to enact new policies regarding wind energy, other EU countries are taking steps to make up for the slowdown in manufacturing. According to Sustainable Business, other EU countries are expected to plan and build a large number of wind farms, which could help boost manufacturing in this sustainable energy sector.
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