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Index – Economy – The European Commission sent a clear message regarding wind energy

Index – Economy – The European Commission sent a clear message regarding wind energy

At a press conference in Brussels, EU Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra, responsible for the Ministry of Climate Policy, reminded us, first of all, that the EU target is for the share of renewable energy to reach at least 42.5 percent by 2030, and preferably 45 percent. . percent.

In order to achieve this, the installed capacity of wind energy must be increased significantly, from 204 GW in 2022 to more than 500 GW by 2030 – recalling, then emphasizing:

However, the growth of the wind energy sector in the EU faces the challenges of insufficient demand and uncertainty, slow and complex licensing, difficult access to raw materials, high inflation rates and high prices of raw materials, and unsupportive design of national tenders. Increased competition from international competitors and pressures and risks related to the availability of skilled labor.

In detailing the procedures, the Dutch Commissioner stated that the European Union wants to speed up construction through greater predictability and faster licensing.

The EU Commission encourages Member States to increase visibility of planned projects through wind farm commitments, transparent auction schedules and long-term planning. In order to accelerate investments in European wind energy production, the Council will also work to facilitate access to EU financing, he added.

“The European Commission also encourages Member States to take full advantage of the flexibility provided by the modified Temporary Crisis and State Aid Transitional Framework in order to support the production of wind energy equipment in the EU,” Wopke Hoekstra said, adding: Since offshore wind energy is expected to contribute significantly to EU Climate and Energy Policy Objectives In the coming years, the EU body will redouble its efforts to support the marine renewable energy sector.

The measures include strengthening network infrastructure and regional cooperation, accelerating the licensing process, ensuring integrated maritime spatial planning, enhancing infrastructure resilience, sustaining research and innovation, and developing supply chains and skills, the EU Commissioner informed MTI according to his news report.