CleanTX Analysis on Water: The Thirst for Power
MetadataShow full item record
Current technologies for power generation, with some exceptions such as wind turbines and photovoltaic solar cells, rely heavily on the availability of large amounts of water. Primarily this water is needed for cooling thermoelectric plants and supplying fluid pressure and flow for hydroelectric power generation. But in a changing climate, it is not clear whether sufficient volumes of water will continue to be available where needed. In the future the growing demand for water for power production will come into conflict with other uses, particularly municipal supplies. This report examines water consumption and withdrawal in Texas in the light of the interrelated demand for power and water.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Butcher, William S.; Hazleton, Jared E.; Moore, Walter L.; Redford, Emmette S. (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 1972)
Greene, Joshua Cullen (2014-05)The bottled water industry in Mexico represents a new method of providing drinking water to a society without ties to a conventional central piped domestic water supply system. Mexico, the world's leader in bottled water ...
Laughlin, Nathan Daniel (2010-05)This report examines water supply planning issues in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is unique among large cities in the United States in that it relies almost exclusively on a single source, the Edwards Aquifer, for its ...