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Obstacles to German onshore wind could aid gas

Slower growth in new onshore wind installations in Germany could mean gas will play a bigger role in the country’s energy transition than some had anticipated Slower growth in new onshore wind installations in Germany could mean gas will play a bigger role in the country’s energy transition than some had anticipated.
By Andreas Walstad 4 days ago Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 34226
A wind farm in Germany. (PA)

The key issue: Changes to the regulatory framework for onshore wind farms in Germany have led to a slowdown in new investment in the technology.

Interfax analysis: Germany’s national renewables target always looked ambitious, and a recent slowdown in onshore wind investment could help boost the prospects for gas-to-power when the country’s nuclear and coal-fired power plants are taken off the grid.

Germany seems likely to install 1-2 GW of onshore wind projects this year compared with an average of 4.3...