A US judge layed into two of the world’s biggest offshore wind players as “inhibiting efforts to fight climate change” as he doubled the royalties GE must pay Siemens Gamesa over patent infringements linked to the former’s Haliade-X turbine.

Judge William Young made his scathing comments as he ordered GE to pay $60,000 per megawatt of Haliade-X capacity installed at the planned 1.1GW