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Round-up of European Hydrogen Week 2020

Attendees from more than 60 countries participated in the first edition of the European Hydrogen Week. With more than 100 speakers, over 260 projects presented, case studies and best practices from European hydrogen regions, the event covered a full spectrum from hydrogen for sectoral integration to education and training challenges. Recordings and presentations are available to view.

Reports published on Research and Innovation in the next generation of onshore wind turbines

Europe needs at least 750GW of onshore wind by 2050 up from 174GW today to become climate neutral. To deliver these ambitions more innovation is needed. On the one hand to keep the cost of wind energy low and on the other to increase the value of individual wind turbines. Recent reports from the European Technology & Innovation Platform on Wind Energy include recommendations on the research needs. 

New report calls for streamlined, science-based consenting processes for ocean energy

Deploying ocean energy at scale requires simpler, faster consenting processes that are informed by the latest environmental research, according to a new report ‘Ocean energy and the environment: Research and strategic actions’ launched on 3 December. Authored by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean, the report aims to make the decision-making process more efficient and better informed. It calls for more real-world, long-term data and greater knowledge-sharing across projects, to strengthen the science behind consenting decisions.

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