Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector
China's win-win solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsindustrial water use of its power sector
China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. As a result, decisions about electricity generation will have profound impacts on both global climate and domestic water resources. To help inform decision-making, WRI evaluated the climate-water implications of more than 20 generation technologies either currently in use or proposed, and found several win-win solutions for the country’s power sector to reduce water impacts and emissions.