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Climate Change Mitigation Efforts Largely Overlook Critical Water Role

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Bloomberg BNA's expert author explores potential water conservation benefits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from stationary electric power plants.


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By Paul Faeth (Feb. 20, 2012)

Electricity generation from thermoelectric power plants is inextricably linked to water resources at nearly all stages of the power production cycle, yet this important fact has been largely overlooked in policy and planning. While this omission suggests that water is inexpensive and abundant, global water resources are increasingly strained by economic development, population growth, and climate change. As demand increases, competition for limited water resources among the agricultural, industrial, municipal and electric power sectors threatens to become acute in some areas.