The state of Germany’s wind power sector has seldom looked so grim.

Onshore wind additions in the first half of 2019 reached their lowest figure this century in what used to be Europe’s biggest market. Tens of thousands of jobs have been shed.

“It can’t go on as it is,” WindEurope boss Giles Dickson tells Recharge. If the current situation were to persist, “Germany wouldn’t meet its 65% renewable electricity target [by 2030]. It wouldn’t cover its energy demand.