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Hydropower output reaches record

Hydropower is currently providing welcome relief in the fight against emissions in China: Thanks to abundant rain, the reservoirs are well filled, and the turbines are achieving record output. In the first five months of the year, electricity production at dams in southern China rose by 18 percent, Greenpeace China reports. In May, hydropower electricity generation jumped 27 percent nationwide. In 2021 alone, 23 gigawatts of hydropower capacity have been added through the construction of new dams. Southern China experienced its heaviest rainfall in 60 years in March and May. fin/rtr

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