United Kingdom: the development of the consenting regime for offshore renewable energy projects in Scotland

Ruven Clemens Fleming Geb. Zeuschner

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Abstract

Examines the domestic and EU influences on Scotland's commitment to producing 80 per cent of its electricity by renewable energy in 2020. Reviews key features of the current consenting regime for offshore renewable energy projects, including the role of leases, the grant of licences, the use of environmental impact assessments, the need for a decommissioning plan and the position concerning grid connections. Details the shortcomings of the current system and evaluates forthcoming amendments, particularly the creation of a "one stop shop" to give a single, unified consent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-159
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Energy Law Review
Volume29
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • EU law
  • electricity generation
  • energy policy
  • environmental impact assessment
  • offshore installations
  • renewable energy
  • Scotland

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