North Sea Union proposed to promote offshore energy development
Some have suggested Britain be “punished” for its defiance and made an example of in order to deter other nations from making the same decision. Others took a more understanding approach, declaring that they must respect Britain’s decision.
Now that the shock of the situation has subsided, plans are beginning to emerge for Britain to join its allies in the development of new innovations in the North Sea.
The proposal stems from the prime minister of Flanders, Kris Peeters and Geert Bourgeois, the leader of Belgium’s dominant region. The suggestion is that Britain will join nations such as Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Sweden and Norway in the creation of a hub in the North Sea that will give a welcome boost to offshore power developments, marine research and a better grid network that can cut costs and be a driver for better back-up power.
“There are so many areas in which we can work together on the enormous potential of ‘blue industry’ in the oceans” – Geert Bourgeois
Mr Bourgeois has suggested that this structure could be developed on top of the pre-existing North Sea Commission as it seems like a logical building block for the project. At the moment the North Sea Commissions primary concerns are these objectives:
- Managing maritime space
- Increasing accessibility and clean transport
- Tackling climate change
- Developing attractive and sustainable communities
- Promoting innovation, excellence and sustainability
This commission is only inclusive of certain regions in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, England and Scotland, who have a stake in the marine economy. Whereas the proposed North Sea Union would involve entire nations.
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