[Marxism] Fwd: Water Scarcity Now Threatens India, South Africa

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Jan 26 06:07:03 MST 2018

More than 80% of India’s electricity comes from thermal power stations, 
burning coal, oil, gas and nuclear fuel. Now researchers from the 
US-based World Resources Institute, after analysing all of India’s 400+ 
thermal power plants, report that its power supply is increasingly in 
jeopardy from water shortages.

The researchers found that 90% of these thermal power plants are cooled 
by freshwater, and nearly 40% of them experience high water stress. The 
plants are increasingly vulnerable, while India remains committed to 
providing electricity to every household by 2019.


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