North Sea clusters commit to Esbjerg Declaration
This week 7 cluster organisations of the North Sea countries signed a manifesto in Esbjerg (Denmark) commiting them to the Esbjerg Declaration of May this year by the government leaders of Denmark, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands on the subject of sustainable energy production in the North Sea.
On behalf of New Energy Coalition CEO Marieke Abbink signed the manifesto during the Wind Meets Gas symposium in Groningen on Friday October 7.
“Today, more than ever, collaboration is key in developing and securing the energy system of the future. Following up on the Esbjerg Declaration by government leaders it is now up to the cluster organisations such as ourselves, to put their commitment into concrete actions. We are ready to move forward,” Abbink said.
From the announcement and the manifesto:
Wind energy, energy islands, Power-to-X, carbon capture and storage, sector coupling…
There is a wide potential for collaborations about technological innovation in the North Sea. That was emphasised when seven European clusters from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, and Denmark singed a joint manifesto in Esbjerg, Denmark on October 6.
All seven clusters represent large enterprises, small and medium sized companies, start-ups, and research institutions – all working with innovation around the North Sea.
The clusters that signed the manifesto are Energy Transition Norway, Flux50, Renewable Energy Hamburg, New Energy Coalition, Wind & Hydrogen Association WAB e.V., Blauwe Cluster, and Energy Cluster Denmark.
North Sea Cluster Collaboration Agreement
Energy Transition Norway, Flux50, Renewable Energy Hamburg, New Energy Coalition, The Network for Wind Energy, Blauwe Cluster, and Energy Cluster Denmark
have agreed to sign the following declaration
Following the Esbjerg Declaration in 2022, there is a need to gather relevant organisations around innovation and technology development in the North Sea as to support the ambitious goals for European renewable energy from the North Sea, including offshore wind and green hydrogen, contributing to both EU climate neutrality and energy security.
We, partnering Cluster organisations in the North Sea region, see the huge potential for collaborative innovation activities involving companies and knowledge institutions in the North Sea to realise the ambitions for the North Sea as Green Power Plant for Europe.