Members of the European Parliament (MEP), in a report adopted earlier this week, provided recommendations on how to deploy offshore wind more quickly.
The report, voted by the MEP in response to the European Commission’s communications, requires a faster deployment of offshore renewable energy to reach its goals for 2030 and 2050, but in waters and coasts. It emphasizes that it must be managed more sustainably.
According to the European Commission, the energy production targets for offshore renewable energy in all EU basins are at least 60 GW by 2030 and 340 GW by 2050.
MEP says that the cost of offshore wind has dropped dramatically over the last two decades (48% reduction between 2010 and 2020), making it one of the most competitively priced energy sources. I’m emphasizing. But unless fossil fuels and fossil fuel subsidies are phased out, they say it will be impossible to reach renewable energy targets and limit global warming to less than 1.5 ° C by the end of the century. increase.
MEP said this week that a net zero-emission economy would require the introduction of renewable energy on an unprecedented scale, emphasizing the urgency of improving and expanding existing infrastructure. Many member states are lagging behind in the necessary switch to renewable energy, they said.
According to a European Parliament press release, the MEP emphasizes the importance of shortening the process for obtaining a permit, establishing a transparent process for Member States and issuing permits as needed. I asked you to consider setting a deadline.
They emphasize that the EU is a technological leader in the offshore renewable energy production sector and can expect significant economic boost by supporting the growth of clean energy production. They said the NextGeneration EU Recovery Fund will provide a unique opportunity to mobilize capital in addition to private investment.
Offshore wind power, fishing and shipping must coexist
MEP states that offshore wind farms can benefit marine biodiversity if designed and constructed in a sustainable manner, but must co-exist with other activities such as fishing and maritime transport. rice field. They said that the public needs to work to embrace offshore wind and convince them that renewable energy is the key to achieving energy independence and safety of supply.
According to the press statement, MEP requires significant amounts of metals and minerals, so it is important to design, develop and deploy renewable offshore energies in a cyclical and renewable manner. .. They also demanded a EU-wide landfill ban on wind turbine blades that were abolished by 2025.
Time is important
“The offshore renewable energy strategy is the key to a green transition where time is important. A lot of green power is needed to reach our climate goals, and an offshore renewable energy strategy is absolutely essential in this regard.” Lead MEP says. Molten Petersen (Update, DK).
“Today’s vote shows that we all understand the urgency of the problem and put renewable energy at sea at the center of the fight against climate change. We have introduced time limits and are still in the way. Many barriers to the need to be removed are about the rapid and successful integration of renewable energy in Europe, “he added.
The report was abstained from 85 votes and was adopted with 518 votes against 88 votes.
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