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The use of instream flow for hydropower purposes will be open to all

Milan: “It will be extended to all, as well as the dealers, the use of hydroelectric power in the instream flow (IPF) of waterways. The new licenses will be permitted in compliance with the principle of free competition and will ensure the continuity of the stream, protecting the river environment.

This includes Article 14 of the Bill 137 adapting the regional legislation in some European Directives, as well as to the state law that governs the relationship between the Regions and the European Union on certain aspects of the environment.

The decision, particularly relevant to mountain areas, was taken by the Environmental Advisory Commission, chaired by Luca Marsico (FI), which expressed a majority opinion in favor of the bill, which will now be examined in a reporting by the Commission Board planning and budget. Abstentions in the PD and M5S group, not fully sharing some aspects of the regulatory changes. Specifically, the novelty is the article 14, paragraph 5. Some observations have been transposed of the Legislative Council and an amendment illustrated by Lara Magoni, belonging to Maroni’s political list. The new text provides, inter alia, that the duration of the new concession for the exploitation of the IPF is linked to the main term of the license.

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