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Title: Hydropower : a handbook for water resources staff. Volume 027
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
Hydropower proposals have been very limited in number for many years. But they are increasing, in response to the Government's initiative to promote the use of sustainable, non polluting energy sources. Proposals can be controversial and, unless properly controlled, can tie up water resources, and lead to problems with water quality, flood defence, fisheries and conservation. Also, developments affect recreational interests, to the advantage of some and disadvantage of others. Understandably, developers want to take best advantage of opportunities offered by government policy under the Non Fossil Fuel Obligation. So they exert pressure on the NRA and planning authorities to give the necessary permissions, consents, and licences. As there have not been many run of river hydropower installations in the UK, there is naturally a lack of experience and expertise in formulating, assessing and regulating schemes. The oft conflicting interests mean that dealing with them demand best efforts in integrated environmental management. This handbook looks at that from the NRA's perspective.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1995
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Hydroelectric powerSustainabilityNational Rivers AuthorityEnvironmental managementRegulationsLicences
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 36; + appendices
Total file downloads: 41

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