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Legal framework: Ambitions and targets

In this video Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui discuss ambitions in Europe and Norway regarding offshore wind development.

The video above provided an overview of the current trends concerning how countries set ambitions and schemes to develop offshore wind projects. The aim is to familiarize ourselves with certain legal concepts used in the offshore wind industry and have a basic understanding of the rules and schemes that govern offshore wind activity.

While you watch the videos think about how rules and governance schemes impact the way that projects are planned, conducted and financed, for example. Can you connect some of your experience in the energy sector with some of these aspects or maybe through these videos you are able to identify the “why’s and because” of some choices in energy projects and policy?

Ambitions and targets

In this video, European and Norwegian offshore wind ambitions are discussed. How much are we going to build and when? What is the link of this to the energy transition, electrification efforts and the combat of climate change?

Learning outcomes

  • Seeing energy policy as related to climate change and the transition
  • Identifying policy instruments and targets to create development incentives
  • Understanding the concept of licensing


Once you have watched this video, think about the following issues – and initiate (or continue) a debate with your fellow students:

  • What is the importance of setting targets and ambitions when it comes to projects and capacity?
  • Which countries besides those in Europe are strongly supporting offshore wind projects?
  • Have you heard about licensing systems to exploit other natural resources? What about the legal regime that applies in Norway to oil and gas? Is that a license system?
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