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Tibet’s biggest hydro-electric plant starts operating

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THE FIRST OF six hydro-electric turbines at Tibet’s biggest hydropower station at Zangmu came on stream in late November. When the five remaining units are all commissioned by the end of 2015 at a cost of US$1.5bn, this 510 MW hydro-electric plant on the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River will have the capacity to […]

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China’s nuclear power to be fast-tracked in 2014

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NUCLEAR POWER IS being fast-tracked in China as the country this year commits to install another 800GW of nuclear electric power. This compares with some 220GW of new capacity approved for construction in 2013.  To date, nuclear power accounts for only 2% of China’s total installed electricity generating capacity compared with a world average of […]

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