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Wind and ocean energy status reports: the EU, world’s leader

Mar 28, 2017 | News

(28 March 2017) – The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published two studies providing an overview of wind and ocean energy market as well as technology trends, showcasing considerable progress made in the EU over the past few years.


First, the Ocean Energy Status Report – 2016 Edition looks closely at tidal stream and wave energy technologies, which progressed significantly in 2016, culminating in the creation of the very first ocean energy farms.

Second, the Wind Energy Status Report – 2016 Edition shows that global wind energy capacity more than doubled to 430 GW in 2015 from 5 years earlier.

The EU leads the world in offshore capacity, accounting for about 90% of all newly completed projects in the world, with the UK, Germany and Denmark.

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