Planning for Offshore Wind Energy: The Case for Marine Spatial Planning in Australia
Article from: OGEL 5 (2022), in Roundup of Articles
The recent passage of the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (Cth) (OEIA) represents the first federal regulatory framework for renewable energy development, including offshore wind, in Australia. Offshore wind is an additional and important use of offshore ocean space creating potential spatial issues among and between ocean users and management of environmental impacts. Planning for offshore wind requires coordination to accommodate offshore wind and ensures that any spatial conflicts are mitigated and minimised. Regulation of marine environmental risks for offshore wind ...