By Nuyi (Flora) Tao ’03 and Ed Chao ’06

The Yunnan Whitewaters Hydropower Development Project has been registered under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism. This carbon emission reduction endeavor is a 78 megawatt, three cascade stage, run-of-river hydropower venture in rural Yunnan Province of southern China. When completed in December 2007, the project is expected to displace ~274,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.