Few things in life are set in stone. Wind is one of them; it has a great impact on our lives. Every day. Although we cannot tame it, we must make full use of the wind so that we can pass on a greener planet to future generations. Therefore, I support the European Commission’s proposal to create 340 GW of ocean energy by 2050. The big advantage of
wind power generation is that the technology has been proven. We have no reason not to use it as a tool for green transformation.
Having said that, there are many things we need to consider before signing our new EU offshore renewable energy strategy.
“The most important thing is that we must prioritize this agenda so that we can ensure that this planet can be passed on to future generations safely and responsibly.
Through this strategy, we must ensure that the European Union becomes a leading continent in the field of renewable energy. Therefore, the new strategy is aimed at 27 member states, which is crucial; ocean energy should not be used only in coastal countries.
This is why we must ambitiously formulate an offshore strategy. If it fits its agenda, it cannot be just random paper that Member States can rely on. On the contrary, we must make this strategy a strategy that all EU governments are committed to abide by. If we do this, all Member States will benefit.
The first thing this strategy must ensure is that we establish the necessary infrastructure and legal framework to ensure the free flow of green electricity across the African continent.
Turbine power from Poland, Greece or Denmark must be available to landlocked countries such as Slovakia or Austria. This is essential if Europe as a whole is to benefit from offshore strategies. The
application is essential to ensure a deeper and better functioning energy alliance. National barriers must be removed to help ensure the full and cheap use of green electricity.
At present, the most concentrated offshore wind farms are in Northern Europe, and we will add more. But we must also consider other places, such as the Baltic Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea or the Black Sea.
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The distribution of wind farms in multiple locations provides clear opportunities to harness the wind, no matter where it hit.
When exploring new areas for wind farms, we must ensure that these areas do not conflict with nature or businesses (such as fishermen), which will be affected by wind farms in certain places.
However, it is not enough to build more new wind farms, we must also investigate new technologies. For example, I call on all member states to consider joint cross-border development of floating wind turbines and other innovative technologies that use the wind in a green and clean way. This special technology has shown great potential in the deeper areas of the ocean basin.
“In Europe, one of our greatest assets is our ability to innovate. I think this will help us get closer to our CO2 emission reduction targets.”
One of our greatest assets is our ability to innovate. I think this will help us get closer to our CO2 reduction target. This includes making sure that when we develop new technologies, we make them longer than they are currently in use.
In fact, the current useful life of a windmill is only 20 years. This is the environmental challenge we must face, we must include a full life cycle approach from construction to recycling.
Like everything else, the development of new technology requires funding. I will encourage funding it through the Connected Europe Fund (CEF) because they have previously supported marine energy projects like the North Sea Wind Power Center.
CEF supports cross-border projects between member states and has great potential to promote the development of renewable energy offshore in the EU. Also, I think investing from European and / or EU next generation mutual funds and structures is an obvious choice.
funds are here, and large private investors are here too. We just have to make sure that they are used in a way that encourages all Member States to participate in this transition.
Let’s not forget that this will provide great potential for job creation in the development, production, transportation and maintenance of the entire value chain. And it can be placed anywhere so that all member states can take advantage of this green adventure.
Therefore, I want to emphasize that I ask the committee to give priority to offshore renewable energy and other related energy technologies as a core component of the European energy system in 2050. Most importantly, we must prioritize this agenda so that we can ensure that this planet can be passed on to future generations safely and responsibly.

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