The Importance of Supply Chain Regulation for the Offshore Wind Sector

This week sees the publication in Wind Energy Network of the third in a series of articles by Prospect Law. This article, by our Environmental Law specialist William Wilson, highlights the increasing regulatory and legislative attention on the environmental and human rights aspects of sourcing metals and minerals to develop offshore wind projects and the importance of looking closely at your manufacturing supply chain as new legislation comes forward.

You can read the full article here

For the second article Is Insurance an Effective Risk Management Tool in the series please click here and find our article on page 38.

For the first article in the series Profitability in the Offshore Wind Sector click here and find our article on page 41.

About the Author

William Wilson is a specialist environmental, regulatory and nuclear lawyer with over 25 years experience in government, private practice and consultancy. He worked as a senior lawyer at the UK Department of the Environment/DETR/Defra, and helped to build up the environmental and nuclear practices at another major law firm, as well as running his own environmental policy consultancies. William has experience of all aspects of environmental law, including water, waste, air quality and industrial emissions, REACH and chemicals regulation, environmental protection, environmental permitting, litigation, legislative drafting, managing primary legislation, negotiating EU Directives and drafting secondary legislation. He spent a year in the USA on a Harkness Fellowship, visiting 25 states and researching and writing a book on ‘Making Environmental Laws Work – Law and Policy in the UK and USA”, and he is currently Consultant Editor for Halsbury’s Laws volumes onWater and Waterways. William has direct experience of advising on various aspects of most of the nuclear sites in the UK, and has advised government departments and a wide range of companies and bodies responsible for nuclear operators, new build, decommissioning and nuclear waste disposal. He has taught nuclear law at Masters level on the LLM course at De Montfort University Leicester, contributed to two books on the topic, and has undertaken drafting projects for new nuclear laws in the Far East and Middle East.

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