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Alpine rivers are not renewable

May 14, 2014
Towards a fully sustainable energy strategy in the Alps
Image caption:
© Heinz Heiss

In the context of the energy transition, Alpine states and regions are developing new energy strategies including a strong re-orientation towards renewable energies such as hydropower. Many new projects are being developed. These tend to have a focus on energy production, neglecting consequences on the Alpine landscapes and environment.

CIPRA-position, result of the work carried out at its annual conference “Alpine trough - Who gives, Who takes, and Who decides?” held in Bolzano on October 10th-12th 2013.


CIPRA Internationale Alpenschutzkommission
Im Bretscha 22
9494 Schaan / LI
Phone number: +423 237 53 53
Fax: +423 237 53 54
E-mail: [email protected]


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