NewEnergyNews: THE WATER-ENERGY NEXUS CRISIS

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YESTERDAY

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-TEACHERS NEED TO BE TAUGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-CHINA NOW DOMINATES WORLD WIND
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-EGYPT TURNS BACK TO SUN AS KING
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  • THE DAY BEFORE

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 11:

  • TTTA Thursday-WHY THE PRESIDENT IS A CLIMATE HERO
  • TTTA Thursday-PLUG-INS, ROBOT CARS, AND CAR-SHARES
  • TTTA Thursday-SOLAR-POWERED HYDROGEN FUEL
  • TTTA Thursday-THE REAL COST OF ENERGY STORAGE
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: MAINE LAWMAKERS PROPOSE GROUNDBREAKING WAY OUT OF NET METERING WARS
  • QUICK NEWS, February 10: OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN STAYED BY SUPREME COURT; THE POWER OF PLAINS WIND; THE THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN SOLAR’S BOOM
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: DATA CENTER ENERGY RE-EVALUATED
  • QUICK NEWS, February 9: PENTAGON TO PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE; LIES ABOUT SANDERS WIND PLAN CORRECTED; DOE UPS SPENDING ON SUNSHOT
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A PATHWAY TO THE DISTRIBUTED GRID
  • QUICK NEWS, February 8: CLIMATE CHANGE IN WATER COLORS; THE REAL ECONOMICS OF NEW ENERGY; WHO SHOULD PAY FOR EV CHARGING?
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • Weekend Video: It Is Not A Dream, It Is A Vision
  • Weekend Video: Taking A Solar Road To The Future
  • Weekend Video: What Battery Energy Storage Will Do
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Thursday, November 08, 2012

    THE WATER-ENERGY NEXUS CRISIS

    Report: Energy production threatens to strain nation’s water supply

    Zach Coleman, October 17, 2012 (The Hill)

    “The federal government must better monitor the nation's water supply as expanded domestic energy production threatens to further strain water resources, warns a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report…With an earlier Congressional Research Service study projecting the energy sector to account for 85 percent of the growth in domestic water consumption between 2005 and 2030, the GAO report says the federal government must improve oversight…

    “The report calls for the Energy Department to institute an oversight program to evaluate water availability and use by energy producers. It notes the Energy Policy Act of 2005 required the department to implement a similar program, but has so far failed to do so…The report adds that climate change, population growth, increased competition for energy resources and demographic changes would ‘exacerbate the challenges associated with water and energy supply and demand…’”

    “…Higher energy consumption in general has required using more water for cooling power plants. A significant amount of the growth in water consumption also has come from the emergence of new energy production methods…[H]ydraulic fracturing [fracking] used to tap hard-to-reach oil-and-gas deposits…injects a high-pressure mixture of water, chemicals and sand into tight rock formations to unlock fossil fuel reserves…Biofuels production…[siphons] considerable amounts of local water for growing feedstocks…

    “…[Both,] — and, in particular, the fracking boom — combined with the past summer’s drought have led to water shortages across the country…That forced water auction prices higher, with energy companies outbidding farmers…[but] many energy firms could not find enough water to continue fracking…Federal, state and local agencies need to better coordinate water and energy decisions to avoid those situations, the report says…”

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