Drought Halts Power

by China Water Risk 15 July, 2011

May 2011 – China Daily reports that China’s severe water scarcity is leading to power outages in certain areas where hydropower is not able to work at full capacity. With coal prices doubling, energy is becoming more expensive to produce, limiting the country’s industrial growth.

Check out the whole article here: Power shortage disrupts life, production in China

For more on power in China, look at Powering Up and the Water Energy Nexus in our Big Picture. Our Intel By Sector page on Power gives an overview of the risks the sector is facing.