Catalonia could have enough energy with offshore wind


Climent Molins, vice-rector of the UPC, warns that we must also consider floating offshore wind to achieve the proposed emission reduction for the next decades.

The Spanish Government believes that the time has come for offshore wind power. By 2030, according to the objective approved last December by the Council of Ministers, Spain must reach an offshore wind installed capacity between 1 and 3 gigawatts (GW).

Since the offshore wind deployment began in Northern Europe twenty years ago, this technology has advanced and reduced its installation costs, which should be reduced by more than half by 2030.

The offshore wind and maritime renewable energies from Spanish government’s roadmap was approved last December, and can be consulted here.