The Three Gorges Dam is the largest hydroelectric energy-producing facility in the entire world. Once fully complete in 2011, the entire complex will have a generating capacity of over 22,000 megawatts, almost double that of its closest rival, the Itaipu dam on the Brazil-Paraguay border. Construction of the Three Gorges Dam, which began in 1994, was a massive undertaking. It involved the displacement of over one million local residents, and countless animal and plant species. All told, it will end up costing over 200 billion Chinese yuan, or over €20 billion.
The region has been pounded by a massive rainstorm on the upper part of…More →
These days, it seems like China is just tackling one massive energy project after another. Of course, there’s the Three Gorges Dam, the South-North Water Diversion Project, and now, also, the Jinsha River dam. This is a $10 billion project that…More →
China’s not quite done with its massive energy building. Beyond the famed Three Gorges Dam and the North-South Water Diversion Scheme, the Middle Kingdom apparently is also working on a ginormous wind farm.
According to an account this past week in…More →