- Published: 13 September 2022 13 September 2022
At the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) event in Dublin on 12 September 2022, the nine NSEC countries agreed in a Joint Statement to reach at least 260GW of offshore wind energy by 2050, which will represent more than 85% of the EU-wide ambition of reaching at least 300GW by 2050.
The 2050 NSEC ambitions are complemented with intermediate targets of at least 76GW by 2030 and 193GW by 2040. The North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) supports and facilitates the development of the offshore grid development and the large renewable energy potential in the region. This is a long-standing energy priority for the EU and the concerned countries. Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the European Commission are currently members of the NSEC, since the withdrawal of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020.