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European Union Lays Out Course for Big Offshore Renewables Boom

July 16, 2020, 3:36 PM

The European Union must intensively scale up its generation of green energy from offshore sources to meet its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, the European Commission said Thursday.

The bloc must do this while not causing collateral damage to the environment, and while respecting the rights of other nations using the seas, according to a document issued as part of a public consultation that runs through Sept. 24.

The commission, the EU’s executive arm, is working on the formulation as part of its draft offshore renewable energy strategy, which it plans to present to EU countries for approval in...

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