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Scarcity of water a challenge for power plants in Asia

In a new study published in Energy and Environment Science, researchers examine the rapid expansion of power plants in developing countries in Asia. These facilities, many of which burn coal to generate electricity, rely on water to cool the plant's systems. However, effects of climate change, coupled with high demand for water, may make the water needed by these power plants a scarce commodity. According to Jeffrey Bielicki, Associate Professor of environmental engineering and a co-author of the study, industry regulators and energy companies in Asia may face significant challenges as they develop future power plants on the continent. Read more about the study in Ohio State News.