“This week, together with the European Commission and ministers from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Sweden we have signed the ‘Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Declaration’, inaugurating close cooperation between the countries of our region,” Michał Kurtyka, Poland’s Minister of Climate highlighted during the Pomeranian Offshore Wind Conference. [Read more…] about Poland initiated joint project to harness the potential of Baltic Sea
President Moon Jae-in pledged last Friday to expand South Korea’s offshore wind power capacity hundredfold by 2030 as a key engine for the nation’s transition to renewable energy and environmentally-friendly growth.
Moon visited a wind power plant and a turbine research center on the southwestern coast in his first field inspection since unveiling a ‘New Deal’ policy to recover from the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus crisis.
“The government’s goal is clear and is to become one of the world’s top five offshore wind energy powerhouses by 2030, taking advantage of our geographical advantage of being surrounded by water on three sides,” Moon said at the wind farm in Buan, about 280 kilometers southwest of Seoul.
The government aims to expand the nation’s offshore wind power capacity to 12 gigawatts by 2030 from the current 124 megawatts, he noted.
During his visit, central and local governments, businesses and local residents signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the plant located in two counties of Buan and Gochang, North Jeolla Province.
The plant operating since July 2019 is the largest among the nation’s three offshore wind farms. Two others are located in South Jeolla Province and Jeju Island.
The European Union (EU) has unveiled their plan to become world leaders in hydrogen production that will see 6 gigawatts of renewable hydrogen produced via electrolysis by 2024. [Read more…] about EU unveils massive hydrogen expansion
The European Commission plans to present the European Union’s strategy on offshore wind in 2020, according to the indicative timeline set out in the just-released The European Green Deal. [Read more…] about EU Offshore Wind Strategy coming in 2020
Denmark’s main opposition party, the social democrats, wants the country to install five new offshore wind farms with a minimum combined capacity of 5 GW ahead to 2030. [Read more…] about Denmark’s opposition leader demands two more offshore wind farms
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, New York, has issued a letter calling on Ryan Zinke, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), to support New York’s offshore wind initiative by delineating and leasing at least four new wind energy areas recommended by the state’s Offshore Wind Master Plan.
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Het nieuwe kabinet (Rutte III) heeft het klimaat naar eigen zeggen tot speerpunt gemaakt.
New government faces decommissioning challenge The UK North Sea industry is recovering from the oil price slump thanks to a ‘globally competitive’ tax regime.
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The White House plan to trim the national debt includes selling off half of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile, part of a broad series of changes proposed by President Donald Trump to the federal government’s role in energy markets.
[Read more…] about Trump proposes selling off half the U.S. strategic oil reserve
De kosten van de energietransitie die nodig is om de uitstoot van broeikasgassen in Nederland terug te dringen, hangen af van hoe ambitieus Nederland is.
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