Green groups call for end to EU hydropower subsidies

The “negligible” clean power generated by new hydropower projects does not justify the major impacts they have on Europe’s ecosystems, according to a coalition of campaign groups that has called on the EU to stop funding the technology.

by Simon Pickstone
Bulgaria's Georgi Traikov dam, pictured last year during a period of water scarcity that revealed an old bridge. Image: Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Bulgaria's Georgi Traikov dam, pictured last year during a period of water scarcity that revealed an old bridge. Image: Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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