Southeast Asian Nations Plan Major Hydroelectric Projects in Mekong Region

Yale Environment 360: Although China's hydroelectric development — particularly the world's largest power plant at Three Gorges Dam — has garnered significant attention, other Southeast Asian nations have relatively large hydropower expansion plans of their own, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Those smaller nations plan to construct 61 gigawatts of new capacity through 2020, primarily along the Mekong River and its tributaries. If all planned projects are completed, these countries will more than double......

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