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Certification for HydrO: Improving Clean Energy

Hydropower is the backbone of renewable electricity production in many countries in the European Union: throughout the continent more than two thirds of renewable energy produced is hydropower. Even being renewable, not all hydropower is the same: being a site-specific technology the environmental impact on fluvial ecosystems can vary greatly from plant to plant.

How can this impact be reduced and the most environmentally friendly hydro-energy be supported and recognized by final consumers? This is what the CH2OICE project is about: defining and testing an agreed methodology for volunteer labelling of hydropower production of highest environmental standard.


Il Progetto Europeo CH2OICE si è concluso a Febbraio 2011.