Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the US- creating the enabling conditions for successful project development

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dc.contributor.author Lange, Marcus
dc.contributor.author Page, Glenn
dc.contributor.author Cummins, Valerie
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-02T10:16:22Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-02T10:16:22Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Lange, M., Page, G. and Cummins, V. (2018) 'Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the U.S. – Creating the enabling conditions for successful project development', Marine Policy, 90, pp. 37-46. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.008 en
dc.identifier.volume 90
dc.identifier.startpage 37
dc.identifier.endpage 46
dc.identifier.issn 0308-597X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5928
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.01.008
dc.description.abstract Increasingly, marine renewable energy developments are viewed as an opportunity to meet climate change obligations, with the added benefit of powering the economy and the creation of jobs. Technical, economic and engineering challenges co-exist with governance challenges in the development of large-scale marine renewable energy projects. This paper addresses the question, if the prerequisites for sustainable project development are evident in selected case studies. It also asks what lessons can be learned from current practice in the context of energy governance at the local level. The authors argue that these lessons can be central enablers to support decision makers in future programmes, to better understand how to build the enabling conditions for programme implementation towards renewable energy at higher spatial scales of governance, importantly the national level. The study builds on a multiple stakeholder approach involving interviews and group discussions with key individuals from industry, government and civil society in emerging pilot programmes along the East Coast of the United States (U.S.). New policy windows were opening at the time of the analysis and ambitious development was underway by a range of actors who are driving progress in the sector and positioning the area to become a major provider of blue energy. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X17307029
dc.rights © 2018, the Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/BY-NC-ND/4.0/
dc.subject Governance en
dc.subject Marine governance en
dc.subject Marine renewable energy en
dc.subject Energy transition en
dc.subject Public engagement en
dc.title Governance challenges of marine renewable energy developments in the US- creating the enabling conditions for successful project development en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Marcus Lange, Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: marcus.lange@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Marine Policy en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress marcus.lange@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/


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