9 Feb 2015
Promotion of Renewables and the Challenges in the Water Sector
A working paper by Karolis Gudas and Simona Weber on the tension between the climate change mitigation objective and the water protection
This paper outlines the interlinkages between the water policies integration objective and the decarbonisation objective. It concludes that low-carbon renewable electricity policy scenario may have negative externalities on the water body under the existing regulatory framework in the EU. The analysis is mainly dealt within the framework of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive of 2009 (RES Directive).