Hydro- electricity is generated by water and is much cleaner than fossil fuels which release pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, dust, and mercury into the environment.
Guizhou Province Renewable Energy Project
This project has built small and medium hydro power stations in Guizhou Province, southwest China. It improves the lives of people living in the region as it keeps the air clean.
How does it work?
- Four hydro power plants are situated along the main rivers in the province and create 59.4 MW of power
- In a country where coal is the primary fuel for electricity generation, these projects reduce pollution going into the environment
- By using clean hydro power sources, local air pollution and associated health risks will be avoided
- At the same time, as part of the project a new road network had to be built, making it easier for people in the region to get about
The villages and towns nearby are located in remote mountainous regions where there is no industry and only very weak infrastructure, making the construction of these projects difficult. This is where funds generated from carbon finance and climate change programmes organised by The CarbonNeutral® Company are vital.