renewable energy

Science of The Total Environment

The need for alternative energy systems like offshore wind power to move towards the Green Deal objectives is undeniable.

Science of The Total Environment, Volume 838

The production of energy from waves is gaining attention. In its expansion strategy, technical, environmental and socioeconomic aspects should be taken into account to identify suitable areas for development of wave energy projects.

Science of The Total Environment, Volume 838

The production of energy from waves is gaining attention. In its expansion strategy, technical, environmental and socioeconomic aspects should be taken into account to identify suitable areas for development of wave energy projects.

Expected Outcome:

Project outputs and results are expected to contribute concretely to the following expected outcomes as marked (“*”) whilst supporting the overall medium and longer term objectives:

Wind Europe

Europe added 2.9 GW of offshore capacity during 2020. That’s 356 new offshore wind turbines connected to the grid, across nine wind farms. Europe now has a total installed offshore wind capacity of 25 GW.

Marine Policy - Volume 127, May 2021, 104444

Preliminary studies demonstrate the availability of significant renewable energy potential in Spanish waters.

Over the last decade, the accelerated transition towards cleaner means of producing energy has been clearly prioritised by the European Union through large-scale planned deployment of wind farms in the North Sea.

Energy policy

The 2050 target of the European Union to decarbonize the economy by 80–90% will undoubtedly see marine renewable energies playing a key role.

Instituto de hidráulica ambiental - Universidad de Cantabria 

The IH-MSP Platform is the GIS platform which facilitates the implementation of maritime spatial planning in Spain. It focuses on the spatial potentials of offshore aquaculture and wind energy.

PHAROS4MPAs

This document, produced by the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas (MPA) could be affected by the offshore wind energy sector, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimise its environmental impac