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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
CH2OICE - IMPROVING CLEAN ENERGY
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Ecology,
  • Water supply
Information
Abstract
In many European countries hydro power is often opposed by public bodies and NGOs, worried about the risk of adverse effects on the ¿good status¿ of water bodies, that, according to the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC, WFD), has to be reached by the end of 2015. Many opportunities of more sustainable hydro power generation are lost, due to the lack of assessment criteria to identify them. The CH2OICE Project ¿ started in September 2008 and expected to finish in March 2011 ¿ aims at developing a technically and economically feasible certification procedure for hydro power generation facilities of high environmental standard. This certification will be explicitly coherent with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive, will be applied to "green labelled" electricity products, and will be integrated, as much as possible, with existing EU tools, such as Ecolabel, EMAS, EIA and SEA. This includes developing a general, agreed and widely transferable approach for such a certification, discussed by all relevant stakeholders, and developing an operational methodology, which will be tested for 2 partner countries -Italy and Slovenia. The certification methodology will primarily refer to existing plants. However, to allow a wider use of the results of the project, the issue of new hydropower plants authorization will be considered. Following the same logical approach used for the certification of existing plants, a set of guidelines will be produced, to be used by decision makers during planning and authorization procedures and by plants proposers in their EIA and SEA studies. Specific objective for the partner country France is to evaluate the possibility of upgrading the existing "green" energy label integrating an explicit reference to the WFD. Specific objective for Spain and Slovakia is to build interest on the approach among key actors and to identify main problems and feasibility issues to be tackled, in order to pave the way for near future implementation in Italy and Slovenia.
International
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Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
EXECUTIVE AGENCY FOR COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION - CEE
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Pequeña Empresa (11-50)
Granting date
20/10/2008
Participants
  • Director: Diego M Garcia de Jalon Lastra (UPM)
  • Participante: BEGOÑA LORENTE (BECARIA OTT)
  • Codirector: Fernando Torrent Bravo (UPM)
  • Participante: Carlos Alonso Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Participante: Miguel Marchamalo Sacristan (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Morfología del Terreno
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Forestal
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