To help meet the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050, the European Commission today presents the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy. The Strategy proposes to increase Europe’s offshore wind capacity from its current level of 12 GW to at least 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050. The Commission aims to complement this with 40 GW of ocean energy and other emerging technologies such as floating wind and solar by 2050.
Julia Podkovko, Daria Stepanova, 111i, KNEU
Mariia Mazokha, 110i, KNEU
Brief summary: On January 15, 2020, the European Commission adopted the “Green Deal” – a package of measures aimed at modernizing the economy and social sphere in order to make Europe a “climate friendly” continent by 2050. The European Commission has ambitious plans to mobilize 100 billion euros to support the most vulnerable regions and sectors of the European economy.
Back in December, the Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine Matti Maasikas stated that the European Union wanted to hear Ukraine’s proposals on this initiative.
“I am absolutely sure that the EU leaders will listen very carefully to what Ukraine has to say about the Green Agreement – about joining one of the biggest priorities for the European Commission, which is headed by Ursula von der Leyen,” the EU ambassador said.