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Improving Policies and Regulations for Environmental-friendly Ocean Renewable Energy Development in Korea

Jeong-Il Park 1 Taeyun Kim 1

1한국환경정책·평가연구원

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ABSTRACT

A wide range of projects for ocean renewable energy are currently in development aroundthe world and ocean energy industries continue to receive significant support from their governments. Surrounded by sea on three sides, Korea has potentially abundant renewable ocean energy resources,which include tidal current, tidal range, offshore wind power, osmotic pressure and ocean thermalenergy. Numerous ocean renewable energy projects has been developed in Korea. Nevertheless, thereare some concerns that those developments often select an environmentally unsuitable location and/orthere are very few existing information on those environmental effects. The purpose of this study is to improve supporting policies and regulation systems of ocean renewable energy development in Koreaby reviewing and compiling government policies and environmental assessment systems related toocean renewable energy development around the world. The study suggests several policyimplications for its environmental-friendly development in Korea, including requirements of strategicenvironmental assessment for proactive and environmentally suitable site selection of ocean renewableenergy development and continuous post-development environmental monitoring, and so on.

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