European offshore wind industry needs stability and post-2020 EU legislation

Between €90 billion and €123 billion are needed by the European offshore wind energy industry to meet its 2020 target of 40 GW. Yet the main obstacle to development is not the availability of the funding but the regulatory instability freezing the industry, a new report has shown.

Regulatory stability and a post-2020 EU legislatative framework centred on a binding 2030 target for renewables are crucial if the offshore sector is to meet its massive clean renewable energy production and job creation potential according to the report, to be launched at EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 in Frankfurt.

Politicians, industry CEOs and technical experts will come together at the event to debate this and the other most critical questions facing the offshore wind energy industry at the conference. The 20 conference sessions range from high level panels to scientific workshops. Over 8,200 people attended EWEA’s previous offshore event in Amsterdam in 2011.

All of this and much more will be happening on 19 – 21 November at the world’s largest offsfore wind energy conference and exhibition, EWEA OFFSHORE.

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