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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

11/19/2020 – Press release – Renewable Energies


The European Commission presented today a strategy for the future expansion of renewable energies at sea. It shows how the potential of renewable energies at sea in Europe can be used to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier: “Offshore wind and cross-border projects can play a central role on the way to a climate-neutral Europe and are therefore also a focus of the German Council Presidency. I welcome the fact that the EU Commission wants to improve the framework conditions for offshore wind projects and, in particular, for cross-border projects. In particular, we need regulations that ensure that wind power from these cross-border projects can be effectively integrated into the market and transported away. There is still a lot of work to do here. The offshore strategy presented today by the EU Commission is a good starting signal for further discussion. ”In its strategy, the European Commission estimates that by 2050 300 GW of offshore wind turbines and 40 GW of other offshore renewable technologies in European Bodies of water would have to be installed in order to achieve the goal of a climate-neutral EU in 2050. Against this background, the European Commission has announced a series of measures with which it would like to advance the expansion. For example, better coordination of the member states in planning areas and networks for offshore wind, the promotion of research and development and the establishment of European value chains and a better cost-benefit distribution in cross-border projects are considered. The offshore strategy is also effective for many Elements that were called for in the declaration of the Ministers of the North Sea Energy Cooperation and the EU Commissioner for Energy in July 2020. The German Council Presidency is also currently discussing the measures that can be used to advance cooperation on offshore renewables. The Commission’s strategy forms the political basis for further discussions and specific guidelines, measures and legislative initiatives that will be proposed over the next few years and with the member states discussed and negotiated.


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