The European Anglers Alliance, together with 99 other organisations, have sent an open letter to the European Commission on the role of hydropower in the deployment of renewable energies in the European Union. This letter is a response to the European Commission’s answer to a previous open letter earlier this year.
This new open letter aims to tackle a number of misconceptions and inaccuracies that have been found in the Commission's response to a previous letter sent in February 2023.
NGOs urge the European Commission:
- To ensure that no new hydropower projects in Europe receive EU financing, in particular through the Resilience and Recovery Facility respecting the do-no-significant-harm pledge.
- When reviewing Member States development plans designating renewable accelerationareas, closely monitor that any planned hydropower development is checked against the EU environmental legislation, including Article 4(7) of the Water Framework Directive.
Read the open letter here.