General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection

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Last updated: 30 November 2015

This law establishes the requirement of environmental impact assessment for all generation projects with a capacity greater than 0.5 MW and 3MW for autoproducers and cogeneration (excluding the distribution and transmission network). The law states that the environmental impact assessment has to use the best techniques and methods, and must address all the available information. If various projects are taking place in the same area; the responsible management can submit one assessment for the various projects.

The law covers both conventional and renewable energy sources.


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