Malta’s plan for offshore renewable energy

Malta has identified six sites for wind or solar floating farms as part of its first-ever national policy for the deployment of offshore renewable energy, which was launched on Thursday for public consultation.

Speaking at the launch, Energy Minister Miriam Dalli said the policy seeks to use the Mediterranean Sea’s offshore potential in the country’s best interest.

The policy document lays out objectives and a framework structure for offshore renewable technology.

Following studies conducted by the Energy and Water Agency, six potential sites were identified for investments.

“The government’s vision is to offer affordable and clean energy, improve the infrastructure, strengthen innovation and continue delivering measures in favor of climate action,” Dalli said in a statement.

“The deployment of offshore energy projects is also an opportunity for sustainable economic growth, opening up job opportunities in the green and blue economies, whilst tapping into the potential that the Mediterranean Sea has to offer,” she added.

The public consultation closes at the end of September.

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