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We are All Losers In the Small Hydro Game

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has launched a campaign against the construction of small hydropower plants in the Balkans because it is a game in which we all lose

Although they draw energy from renewable sources, small hydropower plants are extremely harmful to the environment because they pollute and dry out our rivers. Furthermore, small hydropower plants are not even efficient - in 2018, they were awarded 70% of state subsidies in the Balkans, but they generated only 3.6% of electricity. With the construction of small hydropower plants, we all become losers: we lose our rivers and national parks, endemic fish species, fertile soil, jobs and so much more.

To raise awareness about these losses, WWF has launched a campaign in the region to suspend state subsidies for small hydropower plants, as without them most of the 2,700 projects to build small hydropower plants in the Balkans would not be profitable and then stopped.

Don't be a loser either, sign the petition at losingrivers.com and join the fight to save the rivers in the Balkans.
We will lose 108 out of 113 freshwater fish species in the Balkans if we allow the construction of 2700 small hydropower plants. Don't be a loser, sing the petition at losingrivers.com and save the Balkan rivers.

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