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Rough Seas for Renewable Energy: Addressing Regulatory Overlap for Hydrokinetic Projects on the Outer Continental Shelf

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dc.contributor.author Righi, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-19T20:13:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-19T20:13:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07
dc.identifier.citation 1 Wash. J. Env. Law & Pol'y 79 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2160-4169
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1618
dc.description Volume 1, issue 1, July 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Hydrokinetic energy harnesses the power of the oceans and generates renewable energy with a low carbon footprint. Because wave and tidal energy projects have not yet been initiated for the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and scientific knowledge of the effects on the ocean environment is uncertain, analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act is particularly important. However, overlapping jurisdiction on the OCS creates an inhospitable regulatory environment for hydrokinetic energy developers and marine ecosystem protection. This comment will analyze these overlapping and duplicative regulations and will make recommendations to streamline the environmental review process. Programmatic environmental impact statements, adaptive management and marine spatial planning will simplify the environmental review process and balance the interests of federal agencies, hydrokinetic energy developers and the ocean environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle, WA: University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.subject Renewable Energy Law en_US
dc.title Rough Seas for Renewable Energy: Addressing Regulatory Overlap for Hydrokinetic Projects on the Outer Continental Shelf en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2011, Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. en_US


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