12.07.2013 - It's time our policies reflect the fact that energy and water are fundamentally intertwined
When I tell people that the best way to conserve energy is to conserve water, I am often faced with a confused response. Im not surprised really. Energy and water policies are rarely discussed in the same forum. For a long time, weve overlooked the inextricable relationship between water and energy use. Coal, nuclear and natural gas plants use enormous amounts of steam to create electricity. Producing all of that steam requires 190,000 million gallons of water per day, or 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation...............................................Full Article: Source
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