The cabinet of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (right) approved the levy on "excessive profits' last week (pic credit: Florian Gärtner/Getty Images)

German wind sector braces for ‘excess proceeds’ levy

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's Haliade-X offshore wind turbine in the Port of Rotterdam

UK judge rules Siemens Gamesa patent ‘invalid’ in GE case

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.

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Italy's first offshore wind farm came online earlier this year (pic credit: Renexia )

Analysis: Italy looks to offshore wind for growth

After bringing its first offshore wind farm online earlier this year, Italy is getting serious about expanding capacity in Italian waters, with floating technology featuring heavily in developers' plans. But there is work to do to create the right framework for tenders and avoid the kind of permitting delays shackling onshore wind.

Former UK prime ministers Liz Truss and Boris Johnson have backed a move to ease restrictions on onshore wind development (pic credit: Henry Nicholls/Getty Images)

Former PMs back move to lift UK onshore wind ‘ban’

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.

The US government will be more divided from January following the mid-term elections (pic credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images)

Analysis: What the US mid-term election results mean for wind power

When the new Congress is seated in January, the US government will be divided. New major federal clean-energy bills – with the possible exception of permitting reform – will therefore be off the table for the foreseeable future, according to US policy associate Derrick Flakoll of BloombergNEF.