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Consultation on Ocean Energy (OE)

Public consultation

On 14 June the European Commission launched a consultation on Ocean Energy (OE).

Ocean energy (mostly generated from tides and waves at the present time) is a potential source of jobs and growth in Europe. However, its development has faced challenges. This consultation aimed at gathering opinions and ideas from individuals and stakeholders on whether and how to help the sector make its contribution to security of energy supply in Europe and meeting targets for a 'green' future.

This consultation did not concern off-shore wind energy which is considered to be at a different stage of development, with major installations planned, under construction or already producing electricity.

Contributions were submitted by using an online questionnaire pdf - 86 KB [86 KB] .

The consultation was closed on 14 September 2012.

Number of responses received to this consultation

128

Results of consultation and next steps

Feedback statement pdf - 798 KB [798 KB]

The results of this public consultation will be taken into account in the European Commission's impact assessment on ocean energy.