Europe’s ocean renewable energy industry set to generate 10% of EU demand

From the Scottish Energy News

By Robert Flynn, Communications & Membership Manager at European Ocean Energy Association

Ocean energies are the next generation of renewable energy technologies. Being very predictable, they will help integrate even higher levels of wind and solar energy into the grid, and at a lower system cost.

For this reason, the Ocean Energy Forum, a stakeholder group set-up by the European Commission, stepped up its activities this year. The main output of this Forum, a strategic road map outlining technology priorities, financing options and consenting barriers will be presented by the European Commission to Member States’ energy ministers at a political summit in Dublin this October, on the fringes of the Ocean Energy Europe 2015 conference.

Its message to EU states will be clear: “Here’s what we can do, and here’s what we need to do it”, with a view to turning the roadmap into a public-private partnership to develop the sector in the following years.

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