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  1. page Hydropower The China Issue edited Hydropower in China China-Matthew Wohlford Overview By the end of 2008 China had a total cap…

    Hydropower in ChinaChina-Matthew Wohlford
    Overview
    By the end of 2008 China had a total capacity of 172,000 megawatts of hydroelectric energy throughout the country, leading the world in hydroelectric power. China's hydroelectric energy is only going to continue to grow as more dams and generators come on line throughout the nation. Power generated from the dams are transferred to Shanghai and provinces across China, many smaller hydroelectric dams are used to power rural communities around the nation.
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Monday, April 12

  1. page Hydropower The China Issue edited ... Hydropower in China Overview Power generated from By the dam is transferred to two citie…
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    Hydropower in China
    Overview
    Power generated fromBy the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. Eastend of 2008 China Grid,had a South China Grid, and Central China Grid
    By the end of 2008, the nation's installed
    total capacity of hydropower was 172,000 megawatts -- the largest in the world
    Benefits
    The major benefits
    of building hydroelectric dams are the reduction in emissions of pollution causing gases, flood control, and a renewable cheap energy source. The Three Gorges Dam's energy output will be equivalent to several large coal-fired plants burning 40 to 50 million tons/year and subsequent hydroelectric dams will further reduce emissions. Dams also allow flood control in areas belowthroughout the dam,country, leading the Three Gorges Dam will achieve its objectivesworld in flood control, despite some claims that it could increase the risk of floods through changes in silt flow throughout the river. Finally the hydroelectric dams are paid for by special taxes on electricity consumption throughout the country allowing more renewable resources to be built cheaply.
    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP)
    power. China's hydroelectric energy is the world's largest hydropower complex project located in one of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, Xilingxia gorge in Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam project involves harnessing the Yangtze River, Asia's longest,only going to generate prodigious amounts of electricity. Output should be 85TWh/y, closecontinue to one tenth of current Chinese requirements. The dam also aims to end disastrous floods downstream, which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives this century alone. Construction on the Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2008. The dam stands 185m highgrow as more dams and 2,309m wide making it the world's largest hydro plant in the world, well ahead of Brazil's 12,600MW Itaipu installation. A total of 26,700MW power generators were installed. In September 2009,come on line throughout the project proved its power generation benefits by generating 348.4TWh of electricity which is about one third of the project cost. It is expected to generate 150,000GWh excess power than the initially planned 224,400GWh for a total of 370,000GWh by the end of 2009. "The plant is the centre of a broad plan for central China's electricity industry."
    Power
    nation. Power generated from the dam isdams are transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid across China, many smaller hydroelectric dams are used to power rural communities around the nation.
    Global Approval
    The World Bank, stung by vicious critiques of other hydro projects it sponsored, decided not to fund the project. The US Export-Import Bank also bowed to pressure. Germany,Germany, Switzerland, Sweden,
    ...
    the UK all promisedwere the first to promise support for potential suppliers of material for the dam, from their countries." If it is not built,countries. Japan also supported the construction of the Dam saying that soaring Chinese
    ...
    rain in JapanJapan. Although it has raised many concerns about the damage to the environment and the mass movement of people, overall China is being praised for constructing renewable energy sources.
    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP) is the world's largest hydroelectric dam located in one of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, Xilingxia gorge in Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam project involves harnessing the Yangtze River, to generate electricity. The planned output should be 85TWh/y, which is close to one tenth of current Chinese requirements. The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2008 standing at 185m high and 2,309m wide making it the world's largest hydro plant in the world. The power generates installed in the dam are rated to produce 26,700MW. Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid. In September 2009, the project proved its power generation benefits by generating 348.4TWh of electricity which is equivalent to about one third of the project cost. The plant is designed to be the center of the long term plan for central China's electricity industry.
    Benefits
    The major benefits of building hydroelectric dams are the reduction in emissions of pollution causing gases, flood control, and a renewable cheap energy source. The Three Gorges Dam's energy output will be equivalent to several large coal-fired plants burning 40 to 50 million tons/year and subsequent hydroelectric dams will further reduce emissions. Dams also allow flood control in areas below the dam, the Three Gorges Dam will achieve its objectives in flood control, despite some claims that it could increase the risk of floods through changes in silt flow throughout the river. The dam should prevent disastrous floods downstream, which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives this century alone. Finally the hydroelectric dams are paid for by special taxes on electricity consumption throughout the country allowing more renewable resources to be built cheaply.

    Future China
    Currently China is dependent on coal for 70 percent of its energy needs. However, the use of unclean coal has greatly polluted China's environment. The government plans on relying more on renewable resources such as hydropower in the future to help stabilize their resources and clean the environment. China's hydropower capacity is expected to nearly double to 300,000 megawatts by 2020, as the country continues to develop their hydropower technology and program. Water resources minister Chen Lei was quoted as saying hydropower would play a more important role in China's strategy for energy security in the future.
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Sunday, April 11

  1. page Hydropower The China Issue edited ... Overview Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nin…
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    Overview
    Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid
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    the world
    Benefits
    The major benefits of building hydroelectric dams are the reduction in emissions of pollution causing gases, flood control, and a renewable cheap energy source. The Three Gorges Dam's energy output will be equivalent to several large coal-fired plants burning 40 to 50 million tons/year and subsequent hydroelectric dams will further reduce emissions. Dams also allow flood control in areas below the dam, the Three Gorges Dam will achieve its objectives in flood control, despite some claims that it could increase the risk of floods through changes in silt flow throughout the river. Finally the hydroelectric dams are paid for by special taxes on electricity consumption throughout the country allowing more renewable resources to be built cheaply.
    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP) is the world's largest hydropower complex project located in one of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, Xilingxia gorge in Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam project involves harnessing the Yangtze River, Asia's longest, to generate prodigious amounts of electricity. Output should be 85TWh/y, close to one tenth of current Chinese requirements. The dam also aims to end disastrous floods downstream, which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives this century alone. Construction on the Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2008. The dam stands 185m high and 2,309m wide making it the world's largest hydro plant in the world, well ahead of Brazil's 12,600MW Itaipu installation. A total of 26,700MW power generators were installed. In September 2009, the project proved its power generation benefits by generating 348.4TWh of electricity which is about one third of the project cost. It is expected to generate 150,000GWh excess power than the initially planned 224,400GWh for a total of 370,000GWh by the end of 2009. "The plant is the centre of a broad plan for central China's electricity industry."
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    China Grid
    Global Approval
    The World Bank, stung by vicious critiques of other hydro projects it sponsored, decided not to fund the project. The US Export-Import Bank also bowed to pressure. Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the UK all promised support for potential suppliers from their countries." If it is not built, soaring Chinese emissions will rise even faster, causing more acid rain in Japan
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  2. page Hydropower The China Issue edited ... Overview Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nin…
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    Overview
    Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid
    ...
    the world
    Benefits
    The major benefits of building hydroelectric dams are the reduction in emissions of pollution causing gases, flood control, and a renewable cheap energy source. The Three Gorges Dam's energy output will be equivalent to several large coal-fired plants burning 40 to 50 million tons/year and subsequent hydroelectric dams will further reduce emissions. Dams also allow flood control in areas below the dam, the Three Gorges Dam will achieve its objectives in flood control, despite some claims that it could increase the risk of floods through changes in silt flow throughout the river. Finally the hydroelectric dams are paid for by special taxes on electricity consumption throughout the country allowing more renewable resources to be built cheaply.
    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP) is the world's largest hydropower complex project located in one of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, Xilingxia gorge in Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam project involves harnessing the Yangtze River, Asia's longest, to generate prodigious amounts of electricity. Output should be 85TWh/y, close to one tenth of current Chinese requirements. The dam also aims to end disastrous floods downstream, which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives this century alone. Construction on the Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2008. The dam stands 185m high and 2,309m wide making it the world's largest hydro plant in the world, well ahead of Brazil's 12,600MW Itaipu installation. A total of 26,700MW power generators were installed. In September 2009, the project proved its power generation benefits by generating 348.4TWh of electricity which is about one third of the project cost. It is expected to generate 150,000GWh excess power than the initially planned 224,400GWh for a total of 370,000GWh by the end of 2009. "The plant is the centre of a broad plan for central China's electricity industry."
    ...
    China Grid
    Global Approval
    The World Bank, stung by vicious critiques of other hydro projects it sponsored, decided not to fund the project. The US Export-Import Bank also bowed to pressure. Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the UK all promised support for potential suppliers from their countries." If it is not built, soaring Chinese emissions will rise even faster, causing more acid rain in Japan
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  3. page Hydropower The China Issue edited Hydropower in China Overview Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities includi…

    Hydropower in China
    Overview
    Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid
    By the end of 2008, the nation's installed capacity of hydropower was 172,000 megawatts -- the largest in the world
    Benefits
    The major benefits of building hydroelectric dams are the reduction in emissions of pollution causing gases, flood control, and a renewable cheap energy source. The Three Gorges Dam's energy output will be equivalent to several large coal-fired plants burning 40 to 50 million tons/year and subsequent hydroelectric dams will further reduce emissions. Dams also allow flood control in areas below the dam, the Three Gorges Dam will achieve its objectives in flood control, despite some claims that it could increase the risk of floods through changes in silt flow throughout the river. Finally the hydroelectric dams are paid for by special taxes on electricity consumption throughout the country allowing more renewable resources to be built cheaply.
    Three Gorges Dam
    Three Gorges Dam Project (TGP) is the world's largest hydropower complex project located in one of the three gorges of the Yangtze River, Xilingxia gorge in Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam project involves harnessing the Yangtze River, Asia's longest, to generate prodigious amounts of electricity. Output should be 85TWh/y, close to one tenth of current Chinese requirements. The dam also aims to end disastrous floods downstream, which have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives this century alone. Construction on the Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2008. The dam stands 185m high and 2,309m wide making it the world's largest hydro plant in the world, well ahead of Brazil's 12,600MW Itaipu installation. A total of 26,700MW power generators were installed. In September 2009, the project proved its power generation benefits by generating 348.4TWh of electricity which is about one third of the project cost. It is expected to generate 150,000GWh excess power than the initially planned 224,400GWh for a total of 370,000GWh by the end of 2009. "The plant is the centre of a broad plan for central China's electricity industry."
    Power generated from the dam is transferred to two cities including Shanghai and nine provinces from three directions. East China Grid, a South China Grid, and Central China Grid
    Global Approval
    The World Bank, stung by vicious critiques of other hydro projects it sponsored, decided not to fund the project. The US Export-Import Bank also bowed to pressure. Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the UK all promised support for potential suppliers from their countries." If it is not built, soaring Chinese emissions will rise even faster, causing more acid rain in Japan
    Future China
    Currently China is dependent on coal for 70 percent of its energy needs. However, the use of unclean coal has greatly polluted China's environment. The government plans on relying more on renewable resources such as hydropower in the future to help stabilize their resources and clean the environment. China's hydropower capacity is expected to nearly double to 300,000 megawatts by 2020, as the country continues to develop their hydropower technology and program. Water resources minister Chen Lei was quoted as saying hydropower would play a more important role in China's strategy for energy security in the future.
    Bibliography
    "Three Gorges Dam Hydro Electric Power Plant, China." Power Technology. 2009. Web. 11 Apr. 2010. <http://www.power-technology.com/projects/gorges/>.
    "China Hydropower to near Double by 2020: State Media." PhysOrg.com - Science News, Technology, Physics, Nanotechnology, Space Science, Earth Science, Medicine. 20 Sept. 2009. Web. 12 Apr. 2010. <http://www.physorg.com/news172672649.html>.
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Thursday, March 25

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