This paper focuses on developing a strategy for further advancing the offshore wind energy industry in the UK in a sustainable manner. The main themes include site selection, the legal framework, strategic environmental assessment of proposed development regions, the permitting process, and regulation of offshore infrastructure for transmitting electricity. Finally, the paper provides recommendations for a legal framework that addresses shortcomings and enables development beyond territorial waters.
Future Offshore: A Strategic Framework for the Offshore Wind Industry
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UK Department of Trade and Industry (2002). Future Offshore: A Strategic Framework for the Offshore Wind Industry. Report by UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). pp 88.