Hydropower to be no longer classed as sustainable, according to EU proposal

A European flag flies at the entrance of the EU Commission in Brussels on May 21,2014. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
A European flag flies at the entrance of the EU Commission in Brussels on May 21,2014. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Hydropower should no longer be classified as a sustainable energy source according to an EU Commission green proposal.
  • But Swedish energy companies are critical because they say it will be more difficult to attract investment.
  • Green Party co-leader Per Bolund says the government is trying to get hydroelectricity and bioenergy included on the EU’s taxonomy list.

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