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Community Benefits from Offshore Renewables

This project is about best practice for community benefits, in the unexplored terrain of offshore developments.  It is being funded by ClimateXChange for the Scottish Government, and the work is being carried out in conjunction with Local Energy Scotland. 

There is currently very little evidence and few examples of community benefit for offshore developments, and this project is therefore analysing examples from around the world and in a range of policy and planning systems of where benefits to communities have been offered and the impact that this has.  It is ongoing, and will make a series of recommendations to inform current Scottish Government policy making on this topic.  The final report will be available shortly.