Erwin CoolenE @e.coolen L /erwincoolen
"I have been working in the wind energy sector since 1995. During this period, the wind and offshore sectors (work at sea) found each other, which is a wonderful development. At present, offshore wind is a leading sector in the energy transition, because the climate targets set cannot be achieved without wind energy from the North Sea. The combination of nature and offshore wind is now at the beginning of the same development. Two sectors with at first sight not always the same interests, but nothing could be further from the truth. Without nature there would be no offshore wind, simply because of an excessively large one-sided claim on space in the North Sea and without offshore wind there would be no nature enhancement. It is great to be able to work on connecting two sectors that together in the future will be inextricably linked and offer many opportunities. For me, that is the challenge that I enjoy working on every day."