NEW INSIGHTS BRIEFING

Streamlining planning and permitting to accelerate wind and solar deployment

In its latest Insights Briefing, the Energy Transitions Commission explores how to overcome planning and permitting barriers that stretch out development timelines of wind and solar projects to longer than required.

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Offshore wind projects could be reduced from a 12 year indicative timeline to a 5.5 year expedited timeline.
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Onshore wind projects could be reduced from a 10 year indicative timeline to a 4.5 year expedited timeline.
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Solar projects could be reduced from a 4 year indicative timeline to a 1 year expedited timeline.

Streamlining planning and permitting can reduce development times by more than half for wind and solar projects

ETC analysis, grounded in real-world case studies and discussions with renewables developers, shows that putting into place simple measures to streamline planning and permitting can reduce project development times by more than half.

SOLUTION TOOLKIT

Actions for national/regional governments and policymakers

Actions to help governments and policymakers set a strategic vision of the power system; improve permitting processes and enforcement; and enable better digital information and systems.

SOLUTION TOOLKIT

Actions for wind and solar developers

Actions to help developers conduct effective stakeholder engagement; implement biodiversity conscious renewables development; and improve local support.

SOLUTION TOOLKIT

Actions for local authorities and civil society

Actions to help local authorities and civil society increase community-readiness for the energy transition; contribute to effective stakeholder engagement; and ensure effective processes and resourcing.

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ETC

Overview

The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) is a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape working together to accelerate the transition to a zero-emissions future.

We develop transition roadmaps and tools building on robust analysis and extensive exchanges with experts and practitioners across energy-intensive value chains. This work is generally undertaken with a range of partners, industry associations, NGOs and experts. In the harder-to-abate sectors specifically, we work under the umbrella of the Mission Possible Platform, an initiative established by the ETC and the World Economic Forum.

Our main areas of focus

Our activities encompass the energy sector itself, as well as key energy-consuming sectors in industry, transport and buildings.

In each sector, we work with corporate leaders to define a pathway to net-zero emissions and establish the building blocks of net-zero value chains. This work is generally undertaken with a range of partners, industry associations, NGOs and experts. In the harder-to-abate sectors specifically, we work under the umbrella of the Mission Possible Platform, an initiative established by the ETC and the World Economic Forum.

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