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Europe bickers over how to uncover 450 GW of offshore wind

The European Commission has estimated than an installed capacity of between 240 GW and 450 GW of offshore wind will be needed to make Europe a carbon-neutral entity by 2050, helping to limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees. This week at its WindEurope Offshore event in Copenhagen, it released a report entitled ‘Our Energy, Our Future’ to give a country-by-country breakdown of where this capacity will be installed across the Atlantic; the North Sea; the Baltic Sea; and Southern Europe. Its report was less a forecast, and more a call to arms. But the lack of specifics, and attempts to please most stakeholders, has meant that major players will continue to argue that their own way is best,…

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