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The German wind industry is concerned that Berlin’s plans to implement a levy on “excess proceeds” of renewable energy generators from tomorrow (1 December) will harm investment in the country, and argues some aspects of it might be illegal.
GE Renewable Energy has been cleared to continue installing its Haliade-X offshore wind turbines in UK waters after a UK judge ruled that a Siemens Gamesa patent is invalid.
Ireland-based Mainstream Renewable Power is teaming up with Canadian partners to set its sights on the UK’s upcoming tender for the Celtic Sea, joining a host of offshore wind firms targeting floating development off the south-west coast of England and Wales.
Former UK prime ministers Liz Truss and Boris Johnson have backed a move to allow onshore wind development in England where the local community allows it.
EU member states have agreed to accelerate permitting for wind farm repowering, with the shorter deadlines also applicable to ongoing applications, and not just new requests – as was the case in an earlier draft.
Spain awarded power deals to just 45MW of onshore wind capacity in its latest 3.3GW renewables tender, with the country’s wind energy association AEE blaming a low price cap in place despite inflation and the rising price of raw materials and transportation.