China’s latest Yangtze mega dam powers up all units as country banks on hydropower to curb greenhouse gases

All units at a major Chinese dam designed to send power from the Yangtze valley in the southwest to the most populous parts of the country have started generating electricity, state media reported on Wednesday.Wudongde Dam, the world’s seventh-largest hydroelectric station, is a major plank of the country’s plans to meet its growing electricity needs while cutting emissions.Yang Zongli, director of the Wudongde project, said the station’s 12 turbines could help the country reach “peak emissions…


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