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Marine renewable energy and public rights

Todd, Paul (2012) Marine renewable energy and public rights Marine Policy, 36, (3), pp. 667-672. (doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2011.10.020).

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Marine renewable energy is likely to be an important part of UK energy policy over the next decades. A start has already been made, but to generate power on a significant scale requires the use of vast areas of ocean, on which there are competing claims. Legislation, and in particular the Energy Act 2004, goes a long way towards giving developers the legal infrastructure they need, to invest with confidence. But it is far from perfect, in dealing with important competing rights. This article has a narrow (but important) focus. It assumes that there are no problems over jurisdiction or international law. It is concerned principally with the rights of UK citizens. The issue is about reconciling the generation of large-scale marine renewable energy with other legitimate uses of the sea, and in particular fishing and navigation rights.

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Published date: May 2012
Keywords: marine renewable energy, public rights, navigation, fishing
Organisations: Southampton Law School


Local EPrints ID: 342875
PURE UUID: ff8653ae-8ea2-457b-8463-41848ea54e0d

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Date deposited: 17 Sep 2012 11:06
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:26

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Author: Paul Todd

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