EU Wind Energy Strategy
Wind Power Package - The Wind Action Plan - European Wind Charter (19 December 2023) - Offshore Wind Power in the EU
The EU is dedicated to maintaining its position as a global leader in renewable energy. To further this commitment, it is proposing an expansion in wind energy production as a key strategy to accelerate the energy transition. This initiative is part of a broader effort to increase the use of renewable energy sources, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and achieve ambitious climate and energy targets set for the coming decades.
Wind Power Package
The EU Wind Power Package, presented on 24 October 2023, is a comprehensive initiative aimed at significantly boosting the wind energy sector in Europe. It encompasses two main wind power initiatives, forming part of the broader European Wind Power Action Plan. This plan is structured around six pillars and involves urgent actions by key public and private actors.
The primary goal of the Wind Power Package is to accelerate the development and deployment of wind energy across Europe. This is in line with Europe's REPowerEU energy strategy, which targets increasing wind energy capacity from the current 205 gigawatts (GW) to 420 GW by 2030. This expansion is crucial for achieving the EU's objective of at least 42.5% renewable energy by 2030, with an ambition to push this figure to 45%. To meet these targets, a substantial increase in wind installation capacity is required, projecting a growth from 204 GW in 2022 to over 500 GW by 2030.
The package addresses several critical challenges within the wind energy sector. These include streamlining the permitting processes, enhancing the auction systems throughout the EU, and focusing on aspects such as skills development, access to finance, and ensuring stable supply chains. These measures are designed not only to boost the production of wind energy but also to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the European wind energy manufacturing industry.
Additionally, the European Wind Power Action Plan includes...