EU's offshore energy plan contains big margin of error

The EU's new offshore energy strategy contains 40 GW of alternative power sources to be installed by 2050, but professionals deem it overly optimistic to target technologies insufficiently mature for commercial deployment.

EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans and European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson presented the EU Commission's new offshore energy plan on Thursday. Photo: Pool/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix


The European Union's new offshore energy strategy presented Thursday is being received with open arms, not least by the Danish energy sector, a world leader in offshore wind.

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