Hydropower generation ‘needs to be property managed’

Carbon reduction achieved through hydropower generation projects must be managed properly to promote water system sustainability, it has been claimed.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) explained that having construction monitoring in place is crucial to measuring changes and reviewing licences to “offset any unacceptable and unanticipated impacts”.

She added: “Hydropower generation [projects] … could have potential ecological impacts if not managed through appropriate mitigation.

“They can offset your carbon footprint and contribute to sustainable development. They can, however, have a significant impact on the water environment.”

The comments follow the announcement of £75 billion investment in the UK wind turbine sector, to complement existing sustainability and renewables projects already planned throughout the UK.ADNFCR-2805-ID-19575690-ADNFCR

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