Letter to Wind Companies: Drop Korindo

“We are writing to you today to ask that you join these companies in ending your business with Korindo until it ends its deforestation, returns customary lands to local communities, and resolves its serious legal issues.”

Korindo owns a company called KOUSA, which is based in Los Angeles, California. The firm sells wind towers to large companies like Siemens, Nordex, Suzlon, Iberdrola and Gamesa. Unfortunately, the benefits to the climate of the wind energy that these towers generate are eclipsed by the extreme toll that Korindo’s deforestation and burning takes on the environment. By sourcing from Korindo, these wind towers are helping finance deforestation, making this normally clean energy source dirty in this case. For these wind companies to be able sell truly clean energy, they should immediately cease purchases from Korindo, and turn to the many companies that manufacture wind turbines without deforestation.

Together with an international coalition of civil society organizations, we sent letters asking them to do just that. View the letters below:






UPDATE: Gamesa, Siemens and Nordex have all responded that they are looking into the matter and have contacted KoUSA. Other leading wind companies Clipper and Vestas have confirmed that they are not current customers of Korindo, contrary to Korindo’s own marketing materials.

Featured photo is a screenshot from a Korindo promotional video.