Background and Aim
The EVNSR project acclaimed to interconnect North Sea Region Programme projects concerned with renewable energy production and distribution and amplify the success factors for the development of renewable energy.
The partnership aimed to make an Energy Vision, based on the lessons learned, existing of intra-regional renewable energy plans, and identified strategic partnerships with the ability to make an European impact.
The project consisted of three parts:
- Create a stakeholder platform in the field of renewable energy
- Identification of impact factors by analyzing projects
- Defining an interregional renewable energy North Sea Region strategy
Europe’s demand for energy is increasing in an environment of high and unstable energy prices. Greenhouse gas emissions are rising and the energy sector of one the main emitters of greenhouse gases. The energy sector is the fuel of the Europe’s economic engine, having the right approach is crucial for our future. The EU targets (20% share renewable energy in the final consumption by 2020) has led a strong ambition towards a sustainable society. However we need to speed up the needed transformation of our energy system, especially in economically challenging times.
Simultaneously mitigating climate change and securing the energy supply by renewable energy resources constitutes an important factor for mid- to long-term economic growth. Renewable energy is a stimulus for economic growth creating thousands and thousands of jobs true out the North Sea Region. Because of the geographical conditions, the North Sea Region has great potential for renewable energy, the expansion of which is crucial to a successful EU climate policy and for future economic growth and new jobs. Energy from wind and biomass needs to be further developed, researched and promoted.
- North Sea – SEP
- Innovative Foresight Planning for Business Development (IFP)