Webinar

Regulatory Landscapes Webinar: Accelerating offshore wind and nature protection in the Netherlands

RGI and OCEaN kicked off a new webinar series to understand the varied regulatory approaches of EU countries as they strive to accelerate offshore wind alongside nature protection. Our first webinar focused on the Netherlands - Dutch experts outlined the key policies and regulations that need to be considered in offshore wind and grid deployment and the protection of marine ecosystems.

RGI and the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) advocate for an integrated approach to planning offshore wind, grid development, and nature conservation in European seas. This is crucial to achieve a sustainable energy transition. We emphasise the simultaneous consideration of energy targets and biodiversity goals, ensuring their incorporation into spatial planning.

Due to the urgent challenges posed by the energy, climate, and biodiversity crises, it is necessary to understand the varied approaches of different EU Member States (MSs) in accelerating the planning and permitting of offshore wind and grid, alongside nature protection and restoration.

To address this, OCEaN has organised a new webinar series which will highlight legal and regulatory frameworks within selected MSs related to offshore wind, grid and nature planning and permitting. The focus will be on understanding how they plan to accelerate and the interconnectedness of their frameworks with other European countries.

The first webinar in this series took place on Thursday 22 February 2024, where we dove into what policies, regulations and laws shape the Dutch approach to accelerating offshore wind in tandem with nature protection.

Our speakers:

Factsheet

After each webinar, we will distribute informative factsheets providing key insights into the topics covered by our expert speakers.

We hope these factsheets will help readers understand the intricate relationships between legal, regulatory, planning and permitting aspects and how these frameworks support the realisation of sustainable energy transition goals and environmental targets in European seas.



Recording


Webinar presentation

Kees Stiggelbout - NWEA

Accelerating offshore wind & nature protection in the Netherlands


Contact

Madlie Le Bihan
Manager - Offshore Energy and Nature

Load more
t: +49 30 2332 11033
madlie[at]renewables-grid.eu

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect those of the EU or LIFE Programme. Neither the EU nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

EU LIFE funding support Logo

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the LIFE Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.