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2nd North Sea Summit

2nd North Sea Summit:

Nine European countries have convened for a summit aimed at boosting the deployment of offshore wind turbines in the North Sea to make it the largest green energy centre in Europe.

  • Summit held in Ostend, Belgium
  • Participants :
    • 7 EU countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands
    • 2 non-EU countries: Norway, and the United Kingdom
  • Objective is to Accelerate deployment of offshore wind turbines to make the North Sea the “largest green energy centre in Europe”
  • Targets is 120 GW offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, and 300 GW by 2050
  • The first summit in 2022 had Esbjerg Declaration (signed by Belgium, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands in 2022)
  • The Netherlands and the United Kingdom announced a new interconnection to link a Dutch offshore wind farm to the UK