Wave energy is a highly valuable and predictable source of renewable power. Up to 10% of the EU’s energy can be harvested from waves by 2050, so the technology will be indispensable in reaching net-zero emissions.
<p>Until 1975, countries all over the world routinely dumped obsolete or unusable munitions (conventional and chemical) on the seafloor.</p>
On 20 & 21 May the virtual European Maritime Day (EMD) conference is broadcasted from this year’s host city, Den Helder in the Netherlands. The focus of exchanges, attracting more than 2,400 ocean stakeholders, is the contribution of a sustainable blue economy to post-covid recovery and the European Green Deal.
Following yesterday's communication on Sustainable Blue Economy, the Commission and the European Investment Bank Group, composed of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), are announcing an increased cooperation to implement the new blue economy strategy.
The European Commission has published the fourth edition of “The EU Blue Economy Report”, providing an overview of the performance of the EU-27 economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment.
<p>The European Commission has launched an open Public consultation on the EU Algae initiative.</p>
<p>Today, the Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts.</p>
<p>What is the blue economy and how is it contributing to the overall economy?</p>
<p>The Von der Leyen Commission has made the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 an integral part of the EU’s political priorities.</p>
Fossil oil – commonly dubbed the “Black Gold” – is quickly losing its sparkle as countries and companies turn their back on the sticky fuel over concerns about climate change and environmental pollution. And it increasingly looks like the blue economy is ready to take over!
<p>The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique and timely opportunity for Europeans to debate on Europe’s challenges and priorities.</p>