The push towards renewable energy is not new, but its acceleration to increased implementation is moving at great speed.
COP26 kept the pressure on the move to reduce our dependence on coal, gas and oil and instead look to the greener future of renewable energies, a continuation of the pledge made in 2015 and looking towards the net zero emissions targets of 2030.
With rising energy costs across the globe dominating household expenses and sustainability a priority for businesses, energy that can be harnessed from earth’s elements is coming more and more into focus. Add to that the recent actions of Russia in Ukraine which have put a spotlight on the need to reduce dependencies on energy supplies from overseas.
The energy mix needs to change and offshore wind will play a significant part in the future.
RENEWABLE INDUSTRY INVESTMENT
Investments in wind energy alone have exploded recently; the offshore wind lease sale off the coast of New York fetched over $4 billion, a major step in the US push to renewable energy. The UK government announced in March it is aiming to triple the number of solar panels, more than quadruple offshore wind power and double onshore wind and nuclear energy by 2030.
Earlier in March a new study revealed that the Asia-Pacific region’s wind energy sector could soon account for nearly a quarter of their power this decade, with China set to be the largest market by 2030.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND MAINTENANCE
Those are some incredible goals and as we know, these enormous growth targets will make for more and more installations, and with that growth comes the need for corrosion prevention and maintenance.