European Commission to present offshore wind strategy in October

(EurActiv, 9 Mar 2020) While the European Commission readies its new industrial strategy for Tuesday (10 March), it is also working on plans to promote wind farms at sea – an area where Berlin is keen to make quick progress. EURACTIV Germany reports.

The Commission’s offshore wind strategy is expected to be presented in October, according to officials at the Commission’s directorate for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE).

In Berlin, the government is waiting for the EU proposals so that member states can take a position on the strategy before the end of December, when Germany’s presidency of the EU Council comes to an end.

Expanding offshore wind farms is one of Germany’s top priorities to push renewable energies. Berlin intends to use its EU presidency, as well as Germany’s presidency of the North Sea Cooperation this year, to work out a international framework for the construction of wind farms before the end of the year.

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EurActiv, 9 Mar 2020: European Commission to present offshore wind strategy in October