Recent developments in offshore renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region

David Leary*, Miguel Esteban

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article examines the emergence of offshore renewable energy (i.e., offshore wind, ocean, and tidal energy) in the Asia-Pacific region with a particular focus on developments in China, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. It outlines plans for the development of offshore wind, tidal, and wave energy projects as well as emerging legal and policy measures supporting the growth of offshore renewable energy in the region. The article highlights that, although some progress has been made on laws and other measures to facilitate offshore renewable energy in the Asia-Pacific region, clear regulatory frameworks are still emerging in these jurisdictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-119
Number of pages26
JournalOcean Development and International Law
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan


  • Environmental impact
  • Hazards to navigation
  • Incentives
  • Offshore wind energy
  • Regulatory frameworks
  • Tidal energy
  • Wave energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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