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Old 28.07.2012, 17:08
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Re: World's largest hydropower project goes fully operational ( China )

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Yeah, but how many people were displaced to create the lake and dam in the first place, how much wildlife and eco-system has been destroyed for it.
Exactly. Hydro power is far from being a magic solution, taking huge areas under reservoirs and often changing the landscape quite drastically (combining many rivers into one etc.). According to wikipedia 1.24 million people were relocated for the three gorges plant.

On the other hand, nuclear power is also not as bad as a lot of people think (imo). It emits practically no green house gases and with the reasonable high demands for security, is very safe. From electricity point of view, nuclear power is quite nice, since you can often build it quite close to areas of consumption.

Go nuclear!

(partly joking, nuclear is no dream come true either)
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