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Offshore Energy: Favorable Winds for Renewables?

The Global Europe Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center and European Embassies in Washington D.C. are inviting you to a virtual event on offshore wind during Earth Week.

Date & Time

Apr. 21, 2021
10:00am – 11:00am ET
This event will be webcast live

Offshore Energy: Favorable Winds for Renewables?

Offshore wind farms have become an important part of global energy markets with investments steadily rising over the last years. The “Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy” from the European Commission aims to make offshore wind capacity hit at least 60 GW by 2030. The U.S. government just recently announced a plan that sets a target to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030, which the administration said would be enough to power 10 million homes and cut 78 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

Join us during the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Week on April 21 at 10AM ET/ 4PM CET for a conversation with European and American representatives of offshore wind projects about the potential for the use of offshore winds on both sides of the Atlantic, the role it has in the fight against climate change, and new innovations that are driving implementation. To ask a question of the panelists, send an email to or tag @WilsonCenterGEP on Twitter.

This conversation is part of a transatlantic green initiative organized by the Global Europe Program and European Embassies in Washington D.C.

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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more