By Jessica Bateman | –
The northernmost German state of Schleswig-Holstein has announced it wants to help push forward the energy transition by building artificial power islands in the North Sea, newspaper Die Zeit reported.
Tobias Goldschmidt, the state’s energy secretary, said the energy produced on “hundreds” of offshore plants could be bundled and then transmitted through sensitive natural areas on the coast with only a very few large lines.
“Bundling at sea advances the energy transition and protects nature,” he explained. The politician described offshore as “the key to rapid decarbonisation” and said it could help speed up both green hydrogen production in northern Germany and coal-fired power plant shut-downs in the south.