China must manage the conflict between coal and water

Guardian: China faces a serious conundrum. The country, already the world's largest coal consumer, wants to significantly increase its coal electricity generating capacity in order to expand its economy. But this introduces a critical resource concern: more than half of the proposed plants will depend on water resources that are under high or extremely high stress. In July 2012, China proposed building 363 new coal-fired power plants. These plants would have a combined generating capacity exceeding 557......

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