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Regimes for Granting Right to use hydropower in Europe

Czerwiec 2014

Executive summary


The hydropower regimes of ten European countries (namely Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) are compared with regard their institutional characteristics, their process for granting rights to use hydropower and their joint obligations. Heterogeneity is found at the national level and more surprisingly at the European level with a non-coordinated approach from the different DGs about hydropower regimes. The potential distortions from these heterogeneities call for an harmonised approach of hydropower regimes in Europe.

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