On the plus side of the equation, the Three Gorges Dam is a key part of Beijing's plan to generate much of its electricity from hydropower--a cleaner alternative by many measures to the coal-burning power plants for which China is notorious. By 2020, according to a in The New York Times, the government aims to produce 300 gigawatts of electricity from hydropower, or almost three times as much as today.
November 23, 2007 5:59 AM PST
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