This Article analyzes the legal framework envisioned in recent legislation that was created to encourage the development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) as a commercial energy technology and suggests various changes to the statutory framework. The author highlights the implications of the ongoing United Nations Law of the Sea Negotiations for OTEC development. The author concludes that, while uncertainties remain, the legislation marks a significant step toward the eventual development of OTEC as a viable energy source.
Ved P. Nanda,
The Legal Framework for the Development of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC),
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol19/iss2/8