The UK Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee launched an overarching inquiry looking at technological innovations which could contribute to tackling climate change. Each part of the inquiry will look at a specific technology currently in use or in development and consider its potential and how Government policy can facilitate the UK making the best and most cost-effective use of that technology. The first session of this inquiry will look at offshore wind power.
The Scottish Government issued a consultation to better understand the role of both fixed and floating offshore wind technologies in reaching the net zero target, and how it can maximise the economic opportunity attached to commercial scale offshore wind deployment in Scottish waters. The feedback will be used to inform the development of the final Offshore Wind Policy Statement.
The Scottish Government has issued a consultation to gather views from industry, regulators and other stakeholders on Scotland’s first industry guidance for the eventual decommissioning of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has issued a consultation to bring up to date the UK’s transposition of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Convention for the Prevention of Oil Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Annex I) into domestic law.
The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on proposals to to designate Loch Carron as a nature conservation Marine Protected Area (MPA), with an associated Marine Conservation Order (MCO).
- View the consultation on the Scottish Government website
- The Law Society of Scotland's response (June 2018)