Hydropower

Navigating the Rough Waters of Ocean Energy Regulation

Permitting and licensing energy projects isn’t exactly the easiest process. But in the marine environment — both for fossil and renewable energies — the process can be much more difficult. In this podcast, we’ll look at why regulation is so complex and what that complexity is doing to technological progress.

Daron Threet, an attorney with Dickstein Shapiro, talks about his experience licensing liquid natural gas terminals on the outer continental shelf. He’ll tell us what the marine renewables industry can learn from that process.

Megan Higgins, research counsel with the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University, describes the many layers of local, state and federal regulation. She’ll also talk about efforts to streamline the regulatory process.

And Richard Meyer, president of the Ocean Energy Council, tells us why the lack of regulatory experience among ocean energy companies may be hindering technological progress. He’ll also tell us why he’s feeling bullish about the industry’s latest technological push.

This podcast is sponsored by Solar Power International.

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