Offshore Renewable Energy Governance in Nova Scotia: A Case Study of Tidal Energy in the Bay of Fundy

Meinhard Doelle


This paper reviews the experience of applying a sustainability framework in the assessment of the Lower Churchill Hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada. In it's 2011 report, the Joint Review Panel proposed a decision-making framework for determining whether and how the project would make a net contribution to sustainability. In its framework, the panel considered the distribution of environmental, social, and economic impacts, benefits, risks and uncertainties.


Environmental Law


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