UK and EU sign offshore renewable energy agreement

(, 19 Dec 2022) The UK Government has signed a new cooperative agreement with key European Union nations to bolster renewable deployment in the North Seas and improve the interconnectivity of windfarms.

The UK Minister for Energy and Climate Graham Stuart signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) forum on Sunday (18 December).

The move forms part of the UK’s commitments under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and it will see the forum look to develop renewable projects across the North Seas.

The countries involved include Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the European Commission.

Minister of State for Energy and Climate, Graham Stuart, said: “I’m pleased to agree even greater energy cooperation with our North Seas neighbours, which will be vital in helping the UK meet it ambitious renewables target, including increasing offshore wind fivefold to 50GW by 2030.

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