The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP
The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP

World Bank U-turn brings hydropower in from cold

Organisation sees expansion of generating capacity as crucial to enabling development while cutting back on greenhouse gas emissions

The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP
The Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River. Reversing its previous position, the World Bank sees big hydropower dams as a key source of energy for the developing world. Photo: AFP
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