Transitioning to an Integrated Renewable Energy System in the Dutch North Sea

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The North Sea has long been the energetic backbone of the surrounding countries and its hydrocarbon resources have enabled economies to grow. however, faced with an unsustainable level of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as with the deple-tion of hydrocarbon resources, the North Sea is described as a ‘sea in decline’. The coming decades will see two parallel developments in the North Sea: major invest-ments will be needed to decommission disused hydrocarbon assets while at the same time renewable energy projects will be developed. The question that arises is what legal barriers such a transition entails and how the integration of a renewable energy system in the North Sea should be regulated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Force of Energy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Energy Law in Honour of Professor Martha Roggenkamp
EditorsRuven Fleming, Kars de Graaf, Leigh Hancher, Edwin Woerdman
PublisherUniversity of Groningen Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789403429526
ISBN (Print)9789403429533
Publication statusPublished - 11-Oct-2022

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