The European Commission is poised to take emergency action to speed up consent for new renewables projects, said industry body WindEurope as it warned “every month counts” in the race to add extra green power capacity to the bloc’s crisis-hit system.

Brussels will table an Emergency Regulation to bring forward measures to simplify and speed up permitting for new and repowered capacity, according to WindEurope, short-circuiting a process that could otherwise have been stuck in the legislative mire for several years.