Legal Aspects of Wind Development in High Seas Must be Explored

Wind development in the high seas could unlock significant energy-generating potential but legal issues such as ownership laws need to be more clearly defined.

A new report by Chatham Partners. a law firm specialising in renewable energy. suggests if future technology developments enable wind farms to be built in deep international waters. current legal frameworks would need to be revised.

The high seas sit outside the control of a single nation and make up around half of the surface area of the planet – however. there is a lack of clear rules covering development in the high seas and this is expected to pose a challenge for firms planning to use any of these areas.

Wind development in the high seas could unlock significant energy-generating potential but legal issues such as ownership laws need to be more clearly defined.

A new report by Chatham Partners. a law firm specialising in renewable energy. suggests if future technology developments enable wind farms to be built in deep international waters. current legal frameworks would need to be revised.

The high seas sit outside the control of a single nation and make up around half of the surface area of the planet – however. there is a lack of clear rules covering development in the high seas and this is expected to pose a challenge for firms planning to use any of these areas.

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