Blog – News on our Kaunertal Campaign

Here on the blog, you can find all WET activities relating to our Kaunertal campaign, including updates, announcements, reviews, and information about the project.

Kaunertal Power Plant Expansion – An Overview
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Kaunertal Power Plant Expansion – An Overview

For those who may be new, we want to summarize the Kaunertal Power Plant Expansion project in the Tyrolean Oberland. Be sure to check out our video, where Marianne Götsch from WWF explains the project (German audio with English subtitles). The basic plan is to “expand” the existing Kaunertal pumped storage power plant, or rather,…

Status of the EIA Proceedings
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Status of the EIA Proceedings

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for the Kaunertal Power Plant Expansion project has been ongoing for over 10 years. This update provides an overview of the current status. In 2012, TIWAG submitted the permit application and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Tyrolean Regional Government. The documents were first reviewed, and in 2013,…

Hydroelectric power is not “green energy”
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Hydroelectric power is not “green energy”

Hydropower is often referred to as “clean” or “green” energy. However, it’s essential to make a clear distinction: While hydropower is indeed one of the renewable energy sources, in most cases, it is unfortunately neither environmentally friendly nor sustainable – far from being “green.” The scientific consensus now acknowledges that hydroelectric power has significant environmental…