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Four EU countries pledge to increase their wind power in the North Sea tenfold by 2050 to no longer depend on Russian hydrocarbons

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The announcement comes in conjunction with a 210 billion euro plan presented by the European Commission which foresees an acceleration of renewable energies and energy savings. Article written by Published on 05/18/2022 20:14 Updated on 05/18/2022 20:19 Reading time: 1 min. Objective: more energy independence. Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium announced on Wednesday May 18 that they wanted to install nearly 150 gigawatts of wind turbines in the North Sea by 2050, to make it the “green power plant of Europe” and do without Russian hydrocarbons. >> War in Ukraine: follow the latest information in our live “We want to quadruple our total offshore wind capacity by 2030 and tenfold by 2050,” European officials said. An intermediate objective of 65 gigawatts has been set for 2030. A power of 150 gigawatts in offshore wind power can supply the electricity needed for 230 million households, according to the four signatory countries. The four countries alone would account for half of the EU’s target for offshore wind by 2050. The announcement comes in conjunction with a €210 billion plan presented by the European Commission which provides for an acceleration of renewable energies and energy savings to free itself “as quickly as possible” from imports of Russian gas, in reaction to the war in Ukraine. The Europeans have already announced the end of Russian coal imports from next August, and an oil embargo for the end of the year is under discussion among member states. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link

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