Germany’s federal government has pledged to make reforms to boost the country’s ailing onshore wind energy sector. Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier says that the government will draw up an action plan by the end of September to help remove barriers to turbine installation. The action plan is likely to include measures to speed up permitting procedures for onshore wind energy in Germany and requirements for state governments to implement more wind-friendly policies. The move follows crisis talks in Germany between the federal and state governments, the wind sector and citizen’s groups. The talks focused on the collapse in growth of onshore wind in Germany over the last two years. After the talks, Germany’s federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) emphasised the importance of the onshore wind sector to Germany’s energy transition and the 65 per cent renewable electricity target by 2030 that has been set.
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