Atlantic provinces pioneer Canada’s offshore wind development

Offshore Magazine | October 21, 2023

As Canada works to decarbonize its economy, it is increasing its focus on offshore wind development.

In May 2023, a bill was introduced to parliament to amend the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, and expand the mandates of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NSOPB) and the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (CNLOPB). The CNSOPB and CNLOPB, which currently regulate all aspects of offshore oil and gas projects—including licensing, exploration, production, and decommissioning—will be renamed “energy regulators” and their authority expanded to offshore renewable energy projects, including offshore wind.

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