EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy presented by Commission
The European Commission has launched an EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, which proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity based on potential across Europe’s sea basins, in line with the aim of meeting climate neutrality by 2050, and to also complement this with ocean (wave or tidal), floating wind, and solar energy. This would be a cleaner and greener alternative to the existing fossil-fuel based technology.
The accompanying press release refers to the ‘global leadership position of EU companies in the sector’ in the process, the creation of green jobs, and protection of the environment, biodiversity and fisheries. Cross-border cooperation is referred to in the up-scaling of this energy capacity, through the int