Until now, the buildout of offshore wind has been the result of a discussion about how much renewable energy we can afford and dependent upon national planning and the allocation of sites and subsidies.

Now that green energy has proven to be cheaper than black – and with the need to drastically accelerate the green transformation to limit climate change – this approach and our focus must change. We need to change the conversation in order to identify and agree upon the principles on which future policy can be built.

We suggest these four as a starting point for this new conversation:

1.  Carbon pricing as a driver for investments
2. Collaboration between countries and regulators
3. Competition for full scope of projects
4. Confidence that the green transformation is possible
 

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