Europe will switch to clean electricity through the seas and oceans

By | November 19, 2020
Europe will switch to clean electricity through the seas and oceans

The European Commission presented a strategy for the development of “green” generation at sources from the sea. By 2050, 65% of the current coal and gas power generation capacity in Europe should be replaced.

Within thirty years, the European Commission proposes to increase the capacity of generation in the seas and oceans by 25 times. We are talking about the construction of new wind and solar power plants, and production facilities that receive electricity from the tide and waves.

“To help achieve the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission is now presenting an EU Strategy for Marine Renewable Energy. The strategy proposes to increase the capacity of marine wind energy in Europe from the current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050,” the strategy says the European Commission.

European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said the EU now imports 58% of the energy it needs. The total share of marine and onshore green power generation in Europe is about 20 percent, but it is expected to reach two-thirds by 2050.

The European Commission believes that to implement the plan it is necessary to invest 800 million euros in power generation facilities and the necessary infrastructure. Another about 1 trillion euros is to be invested in the development of ports and the fleet. However, it is stipulated in the agency that the main investments should be private, and the role of Brussels will rather be to create favorable conditions.