“Europe’s growth rate in offshore wind must triple to get Paris goals into reach”
Europe needs to triple its current offshore wind installation rate to keep with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius, wrote consultancy Ecofys’s Michiel Müller in a guest article for energy post on 8 August. “Such growth in offshore wind cannot be realised through individual efforts—it is possible only through a new level of collaboration, coordination, and interconnectivity between the North Seas countries,” wrote Michiel. Current estimates indicated that “some 10 percent of the North Sea surface will be required for offshore wind, based on a wind farm intensity of 5-6 megawatt per square kilometre,” wrote Michiel.
Read the article in English here.
For background, read the CLEW article Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction.