The wind and wider renewables sector gave a sobering verdict on the government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, which this week marked a year in power but has only partially lived up to its promise to turbocharge Germany’s Energiewende – or energy transition.

Scholz’s somewhat odd coalition between his own Social Democrats, the Greens and the free-market Liberals enacted new legislation and regulations on renewables at previously unseen speed, both in order to reach 80% of green power by 2030 (from just 42% last year) and to compensate for curtailed Russian energy imports in the wake of the war on Ukraine and EU sanctions.