Renewable Energy Offers Solution to Reduce Carbon and Water Use in China’s Power Sector
Decarbonising the sector through renewables would decrease water-intensity up to 42% in 2030.
Scaling up renewable energy and introducing improved plant cooling technologies in China’s power sector can reduce water-intensity up to 42 per cent and emissions-intensity up to 37 per cent in 2030, according to a new joint brief by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and China Water Risk.
The brief, Water Use in China’s Power Sector, examines the expected impact of China’s power sector on water and climate in 2030. It finds renewable energy is crucial to not only decarbonise the sector, but also to realise dramatic water-related benefits for the country. ….