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China pumps up hydropower storage plans to meet climate commitments

China is ramping up its pumped storage hydropower capacity – seen as crucial to the country achieving its climate commitments – after failing to meet its 2020 target.Pumped storage hydropower is the most common type of energy storage in use today, accounting for more than 94 per cent of installed capacity worldwide. It saves excess power by using it to pump water from a lower to an upper reservoir at night, when electricity demand is low, and releasing it to generate power during the day when…


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