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Rapport annuel 2019 IEA-OES

Global wave and tidal stream energy production surges tenfold over last decade

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IEA-OES Annual Report 2019


Global wave and tidal stream energy production surges tenfold over last decade

IEA-OES which is a international technology collaboration programme on ocean energy, has just published its 2019 annual report, to which we are contributing for the French part. This document highlights a significant increase in the energy produced by wave and tidal stream systems over the last ten years. It has risen from less than 5 GWh in 2009 to 45 GWh in 2019.

chairman Henry Jeffrey from the University of Edinburgh said the new report communicates the sizable global effort to identify commercialisation pathways for ocean energy technologies.

“Our latest report underlines the considerable international support for the marine renewable sector as leading global powers attempt to rebalance energy usage and limit global warming. Decarbonisation has been appointed as the main strategy to tackle this challenge and many countries around the world have revised or set ambitious targets for emission reductions while ramping up the electricity production from renewable resources. The start of this new decade carries considerable promise for ocean energy. Important projects and deployments are being planned for the coming years as the mission to decarbonise intensifies and governments across the globe show increased interest in ocean energy technologies

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