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Commission to help push forward the potential of ocean energy

Commission to help push forward the potential of ocean energy
  • Start date : 20/01/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 20/01/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Berlaymont press room, Brussels

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.