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Giant Hydropower Dams and Freshwater Biodiversity Protection on the Mekong River

Xu, Hongzhang; Pittock, Jamie

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Globally hydroelectricity generation is being promoted as a low greenhouse gas emission and renewable energy source with the International Energy Agency projecting a doubling of global hydropower capacity by 2050. China alone plans to have 23 hydropower dams operating on the mainstream of the Lancang (upper Mekong) River by 2030: seven dams are approved, three dams have been temporarily cancelled but are likely to be reconsidered, four dams are under preparation, three dams are under...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Other
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/279741

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