Dec 10, 2010 06:13 PM

Hydropower Slowly Rows Upstream in China


(Beijing) -- Hydropower projects shelved in response to environmental concerns and community relocation issues last year have resumed in recent months in western China.

But the bulk of the nation's planned hydroelectric dam projects are still on hold due to nagging cost gaps between hydro and traditional thermal power plants. Hydroelectric dams are expensive to build, and the industry says hydropower tariffs are too low.

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