Energy's Water Demand: Trends, Vulnerabilities, and Management

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The nation's energy choices embody many tradeoffs. Water use is one of those tradeoffs. The energy choices before Congress represent vastly different demands on domestic freshwater. The energy sector's water consumption is projected to rise 50% from 2005 to 2030. This rising water demand derives from both an increase in the amount of energy demanded and shifts to more water-intense energy sources and technologies. This report discusses this issue as well as related issues that may arise for the 112th Congress.

Creator(s): Carter, Nicole T.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 24, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
Environmental Policy Collection
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Carter, Nicole T.

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 24, 2010
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The nation's energy choices embody many tradeoffs. Water use is one of those tradeoffs. The energy choices before Congress represent vastly different demands on domestic freshwater. The energy sector's water consumption is projected to rise 50% from 2005 to 2030. This rising water demand derives from both an increase in the amount of energy demanded and shifts to more water-intense energy sources and technologies. This report discusses this issue as well as related issues that may arise for the 112th Congress.

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36 pages.

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