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China's New Hydropower Project

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September 7, 2012
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China's 4th largest hydropower station has gone into operation. The station is on the Lancang River in southwestern Yunnan Province, also known as the Mekong River in southeast Asia. By churning out clean energy, the station is set to save 9.6 million tons of standard coal each year.


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