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Climate change lines up big hit for hydro plants

Friday 18 Mar 16 10:00am

Water shortages caused by climate change will affect two-thirds of the world’s hydro-electricity generation plants by 2069, a new report shows.

The World Energy Association Road to Resilience paper, previewed at the Asia-Pacific Energy Leaders Summit in Wellington yesterday, says the problems will be exacerbated by poor water management, and calls for immediate action to secure a resilient energy infrastructure.

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