To accelerate the roll-out of renewables, the EU aims to significantly shorten renewable energy permitting processes, in some cases to one year. To hit that one-year mark, guidance and information must be readily available. These will help regulators to set up appropriate requirements for applicants and developers to provide quality applications.
These kinds of resources already exist for ocean energy. The sector is producing up-to-date information on potential environmental impacts based on real deployments, as well as guidance documents on permitting processes in different countries.
In the webinar, OES-Environmental presented the resources currently available and how both regulators and developers can use this information to accelerate the permitting of ocean energy.
Slides available here.