Laws and Policies on Sustainable Development of China’s Small Hydropower

  •  Guoliang Luo    
  •  Tao Wang    
  •  Rong Sun    


China boasts fairly plentiful water energy in its rural areas, ranking No. 1 in the world. China has made great social, economic and ecological achievements in small hydropower (SHP) development. But SHP development in the rural areas is still confronting unavoidable realistic contradictions: the absence of nationwide laws and compensation institutions and the ambiguity in supervision responsibility. The paper proposes pertinent countermeasures against major problems in laws and policies for China’s SHP development. 

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