Hydropower is a “fantastic complement to wind and solar” due to its flexibility and volatile nature of other renewable sources. Prof. Glachant was pointing out the lack of a shared EU policy at Florence School’s event at the European Parliament in Brussels, on hydropower rights.
After debate, Glachant interviewed Patrizia Toia, and Italian MEP, who is also the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
During the exchange, Toia described the Energy Union as an assertion of European integration and the such a project would have to include every kind of energy source.
Toia also suggested that the European Commission should take the initiative to promote the Europeanisation of the hydropower sector while establishing a new regulatory regime for its use on the continent.
Experts will explore the Energy Union, and its implications for the wider region at a conference in Florence hosted by the FSR on the 8th of April.