Offshore wind as a cornerstone of the European Green Deal - The potential in upscaling production and utilization

Start/Stop Date:
12 Oct 2021
EU Office of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Focus Areas:
Offshore wind, European Green Deal, renewable energies
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Renewable offshore energy is of utmost importance for Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent until 2050.

In November 2020, the EU-Commission published the EU strategy on offshore renewable energy to harness the full potential of the ocean without emitting greenhouse gases. The strategy envisions EU leadership in that sector and sets ambitious targets for growth, regional cooperation, legal frameworks, innovation and investments. The main goal: to reach 60 GW by 2030 and 300 GW by 2050 in European offshore capacityTo make this possible, the EU needs to increase the effort in R&D for offshore wind to mitigate risks and to allow large-scale energy production offshore.

Three experts of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will highlight the needs and potentials in the field of wind energy technology and energy system technology to reach the EU’s ambitious goal. For the political point of view, we are happy to announce the participation of MEP Pernille Weiss, as the patron of this webinar. After the presentations, we are looking forward to discussing with you topics such as the global competition, EU technology leadership, the challenges and opportunities of the sector and its - hopefully - bright future.

We cordially invite you to the 4th webinar of the Fraunhofer Green Deal Series!