EU Commission renews offshore wind plan to target 60GW : The European Commission has revealed an updated offshore wind strategy with a confident pledge to build an offshore wind capacity of 60GW by 2030 & 300GW by 2050.

That is a five-fold surge by 2030 & a 25-fold surge by 2050 from the present offshore wind capacity goal of 12GW.

The strategy also involves a target of deploying 40GW of ocean energy, floating wind & solar capacity by 2050.

The European Commission advocates cross-border team work among member states on long term planning & deployment and an contribution of around €800 billion (£716bn) are required to meet its proposed objectives.

Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans announced: “Today’s strategy shows the urgency and opportunity of ramping up our investment in offshore renewables. With our vast sea basins and industrial leadership, the European Union has all that it needs to rise up to the challenge.”

Commissioner for Energy, KadriSimson, added: “We need to boost the EU’s domestic production to achieve our climate targets, feed the growing electricity demand and support the economy in its post-Covid recovery.”

EU Commission renews offshore wind plan to target 60GW

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