Shaw Renewables Blog

Coal Plants use as much water as 1 billion people...

29 April 2016 02:51 PM

The effect that fossil fuels have on our planet doesn't just end with greenhouse gas emissions, they also use a massive amount of natural resources, often so much, that they begin to diminish. World Water Day Research finds that 44% of coal plants and 45% of planned coal power plants are in areas of water stress, which is a frightening thought when you find out that coal power plants use enough water to supply the needs of 1 billion people; If that isn't worrying enough, their water usage will almost double if all the world's planned power plants go online.

You can find out more about this issue and the report itself here, in The Guardian's story.

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