The European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) has welcomed the European Ocean Energy Association (EU-OEA) as a new member. Since its creation in 2000, EREC has grown from six members to eleven and represents a sector with an annual economic activity in excess of €130 billion.
“We are very happy that Ocean Energy joins the united voice of the European renewable energy sector. This further strengthens our common effort towards what European citizens have asked for time and time again: a resource efficient renewable energy system,” says Josche Muth, EREC Secretary General.
“Ocean Energy is becoming part of EREC – first and foremost to add our voice to EREC’s call for binding targets for renewable energy, cutting emissions and energy consumption by 2030,” explains Sian George, Ocean Energy Association CEO.
Sian George adds: “If we are going to decarbonise our energy supply, make the most ofEurope’s domestic resources and create new jobs we need a steady supply of new, renewable energy technologies between now and 2030. Bringing Europe’s ocean energy online will have several benefits for the renewables sector as a whole – such as system balancing and maximising the asset value of our green infrastructure.”