Policy and public acceptance

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Hydropower and policy

Several policies set ecological/environmental requirements on hydropower plants. These include in particular policies that set requirements for environmental impact assessments as well as requirements for the protection of nature and water resources. At the same time, the planning and operation of hydropower plants takes place in the framework of policies that target the production of renewable energy.

On the following pages you will find background information regarding hydropower policies in Europe:

Public acceptance of hydropower and hydropower technologies