July 8, 2011
Water Shortages to Hit Green Energy, Shale
Ken Silverstein, EnergyBiz
Leaders are pondering the nation's energy fate without adequately considering the effect that such policies will have on limited water supplies. Energy production is water-intensive -- a fact that could likely impede green energy development as well as that of shale gas.
Those are the findings of the World Policy Institute that emphasizes to political leaders that they must consider the nexus between energy policy and water consumption. Indeed, the technologies to reduce carbon emissions are coming to the fore. But some of those ideas require high levels of water -- a scarce resource that is required by ...
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