Germany, UK, France and Italy, and other countries, are undergoing significant shifts in their energy policy. However, the pace of EU member states to adjust to the challenge of climate change and energy transition differs.
➢ On the political level, the German Energiewende is an advanced proposition. Its results, success or failure will be closely observed by European partners as well as the international community and will significantly impact the transition towards a power sector largely depending on renewable energies.
➢ On the regional level, both the North Sea and the Mediterranean have vast large-scale renewables potential that is not yet exploited.
➢ In some European countries, substantial decentralized renewable energy potentials have hardly been tapped yet.
It is vital to ensure that progressive national energy policies and regional collaboration are promoted and successfully implemented, and that any EU framework policies and regulation favour a Europe-wide move into renewable energy.
SEFEP aims to promote progress at European level combined with activities on national or regional level. Activities include:
➢ North Sea Offshore Grid scoping study: Identifying key actors and barriers for evolving a North Sea grid which provides a centre for offshore wind energy generation as well as increased interconnection between the North Sea countries
➢ A dialogue project on the German Energiewende