Proposal for a nationwide regulation of citizen participation in wind and solar parks

Ground-mounted photovoltaic systems on a green field

Acceptance for the energy transition depends on involving residents affected by it – this is the premise of a recently published legal study by IKEM on behalf of the Bündnis Bürgerenergie (BBEn) and the Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband (DGRV). Only if wind and solar parks will only be recognized as a positive development in the […]

WindEnergy Hamburg 2024


WindEnergy Hamburg is the largest and most important fair for the global wind industry. Planners, manufacturers, suppliers, financiers, operators, service providers and companies of all sizes and orientations meet here. The fair is organized by Hamburg Messe und Congress in cooperation with Messe Husum & Congress. It is the world’s leading fair for the industry […]

Revision of the Spatial Planning Act


The federal government has introduced a new version of the Spatial Planning Act (Raumordnungsgesetz, ROG) to speed up the planning and approval procedures for wind energy projects and promote the expansion of renewables. Although IKEM welcomes this legislative initiative, the planned changes raise concerns, in particular because their implementation may lead to new delays in […]