European wind industry body WindEurope said the EU’s flagship new plan to foster green manufacturing “falls short as it stands” as the European Commission said it wants at least 36GW of turbine production capacity in the bloc by 2030.

The European Commission’s Net Zero Industry Act also wants to see a minimum 30GW of solar PV manufacturing capability and 550GWh of batteries, as well as capacity to deploy 100GW of hydrogen electrolysers.

The Net Zero Industry plan is a key part of the EU’s wider Green Deal Industrial Plan strategy to meet huge renewable energy goals set under its REPowerEU initiative set in place after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and to keep green manufacturing in Europe in the face of the pull of the US Inflation Reduction Act.