Asian Water Scarcity Risked as Coal-Fired Power Embraced

Asian Water Scarcity Risked as Coal-Fired Power Embraced

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Cooling towers stand at the NTPC Ltd. power station in Dadri, India. Coal is currently running more than 40 percent of the planet’s electricity generation plants, which consume on average three times as much water as natural gas-fired stations per unit of power produced, according to U.S. Department of Energy data.