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  1. News - World - CLEAN ENERGY

    World Bank U-turn brings hydropower in from cold

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... is opening the taps for dams, transmission lines and related infrastructure as president Jim Yong Kim tries to resolve a dilemma he has placed at the core of bank strategy: how to eliminate poverty ... It is a controversial stand. The bank backed out of large-scale hydropower because of the steep trade-offs involved. Big dams produce lots of cheap, clean electricity, but they often uproot villages ...

  2. Dams hit a rising tide of opposition

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Controversies surrounding the massive Three Gorges Dam- which was once again in the international headlines last week- have stirred up an old debate on the mainland about the pros and cons of building dams. But environmentalists say Beijing's rare admission that there are downsides to the colossal dam project, viewed by many as the mainland's biggest white ...

  3. Cheap water just encourages waste

    Posted Jun 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... In the depths of such misery, it is normal to look for causes and, while climate change would seem a possible factor, it is the Three Gorges Dam that is getting most attention. The dam is easy prey ... that needed urgent attention, including ecological protection, prevention of geological disasters and the dam's disruption to navigation and water supplies downriver. Approval for construction ...

  4. Project to dam the Nu River set to move ahead

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The plan to dam the Nu River, the longest undammed river in Southeast Asia, is poised to move ahead in Yunnan province after final preparations began on Wednesday ... to stop bulldozers and tractors from clearing the sites,' said a source who did not want to be named. 'They are still there.' China Huadian, the developer of the dam project, began ...

  5. Harare seeks Chinese aid to revive dam project near Victoria Falls

    Posted Jun 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gavin Du Venage

    ... Gavin du Venage in Johannesburg The stone-broke Harare government wants Chinese contractors to build a Three-Gorges type hydroelectric dam close to the ecologically sensitive Victoria ... foreign partners' to pay for the dam scheme. Plans for the controversial dam date back to the early 1990s, but never came to fruition because of environmental and economic concerns. The dam ...

  6. Nu River dam put on hold until after reshuffle next year

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Josephine Ma and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing will put the controversial Nu River dam project in Yunnan on hold at least until after the government reshuffle next year, Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng said. The minister denied reports that preliminary work on the dam's construction had already started. 'For the Nu River, it is for sure there is none [construction ...

  7. Yunnan still hopeful of approval for dam scheme

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Officials from Yunnan province hope the controversial Nu River dam project will go ahead soon. Speaking on the sidelines of an NPC panel meeting yesterday, Yunnan ... also give adequate attention to the protection and the development of the environment,' Mr Bai said. He rejected reports that Yunnan would build as many as 13 dams on the river in the next ...

  8. Millions displaced by dams still face poverty

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang About two-thirds of the 16 million people displaced by tens of thousands of hydroelectric power stations in the past 50 years are worse off today than before they moved, mainland environmentalists say. Over the past 50 years, the mainland has b ...

  9. Three Gorges Dam will start generating power this month

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Three Gorges Dam will begin producing hydroelectric power this month, two weeks earlier than originally scheduled. The first recipients will be Shanghai and other cities on the east ... station to help transfer the power from Hubei province, the site of the dam, officials said. Xu Hang, deputy manager of the State Power Corp's East China division, was quoted as saying ...

  10. Rush to development demands transparency

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of 400 people on the Nu River in Yunnan province, is an example. To make way for a proposed hydroelectric dam, impoverished villagers have been forced out of their homes without fair compensation. Moving in to take advantage of the economic benefits of the dam project, according to activists, are energy-intensive and heavy-polluting industries that pose a threat to the quality ...




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