Offshore renewable energy: a rising force in global energy

This report is the contribution by the International Energy Agency to the 2018 Meeting of G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministers. Offshore renewable electricity generation is an up-and-coming maritime activity, small for the moment relative to offshore oil and gas production but a growing part of an ocean economy that is a vital source of the world’s food, energy, minerals, health, leisure and transport. Countries around are the world are looking to reconcile the huge potential of the oceans with multiple pressures on the marine environment, including over-exploitation, pollution, declining biodiversity and climate change. Many are moving in the direction of more integrated multi-sector policy frameworks for ocean management, bringing oil, gas, wind and marine energy activities into a much wider conversation about the future of the world’s oceans

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