Press Conference, European Commission, Energy and natural resources, Agriculture, fisheries and food
In a push to facilitate the development of renewable ocean energy in Europe, such as wave and tidal technologies, the Commission will present a new action plan. As part of the plan, the Commission proposes to establish an 'Ocean Energy Forum' to act as a knowledge hub on ocean energy. It will be a forum for stakeholders to come together to discuss the challenges that the ocean energy sector is facing and to work out a joint strategy to speed up the further development of this promising new 'blue energy' field. Ocean energy could help reduce the EU's carbon footprint and provide a source of clean, reliable and secure energy to the EU.
11:30 Joint press conference by Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy (BERL press room). A press release and Memo will be available on the day.