Renewable energy projects and species protection. A comparison into the application of the EU species protection regulation with respect to renewable energy projects in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Germany

Auer, Julia, Bovet, Jana, Cavallin, Elissa, Cliquet, An, Holst, Eva-Charlotte, Köck, Wolfgang, McGillivray, Donald, Mathews, Fiona, Schoukens, Hendrik and Anker, Helle Tegner (2018) Renewable energy projects and species protection. A comparison into the application of the EU species protection regulation with respect to renewable energy projects in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark and Germany. Project Report. University of Utrecht, Utrecht.

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Abstract

Renewable energy projects, such as offshore and onshore wind and solar farms, including the necessary infrastructure, have an impact on biodiversity. Given the status of biodiversity across Europe, and the ambitions for the maintenance of species, limiting the impact of renewable energy generation units on biodiversity is of fundamental importance. This study offers an insight into the incorporation of species protection aspects in current permit practices, and contributes to the discussion on dealing with species protection issues in the process of upscaling sustainable energy facilities.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Keywords: Species conservation law, renewable energy law, comparative law and practice
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
Subjects: K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K3581 Environmental law
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0081 Wildlife conservation. Rare animals. Endangered species. Wildlife refuges. Wildlife habitat improvement
Depositing User: Donald McGillivray
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 09:39
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 14:59
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80549

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