All posts tagged "water"

  • Wind Energy Progress
    Wind helps California power through drought

    During my summer internship with AWEA, I discovered that the power sector withdraws more water than any...

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    Record wind output helping keep the lights on during record drought

    One of wind energy’s most overlooked benefits is that it requires virtually no water to produce electricity,...

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    Wind power is a water-conservation solution

    Responsibly meeting our nation’s immense current, and future, energy demands requires a careful cost-benefit analysis. Extended droughts...

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    Connecting the dots: Trout, water, and renewable energy

    Guest article by T.O. Smith, Renewable Energy Coordinator, Trout Unlimited Headlines across the West these days seem...

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    Colorado: Report confirms health, environmental benefits of wind power

    Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars, according to a recent report from Environment Colorado. Between 2000 and 2011, production of electricity from wind energy in Colorado grew from zero to 4.7...

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    Opinion: Considering water use and wind power in Nebraska

    The following op-ed originally appeared in the Lincoln (Nebr.) Journal-Star and is reprinted here with permission of the author, Gary Aksamit. Local View: Can wind save our water? A recent Lincoln Journal Star editorial “Plan for next drought” (LJS, Aug. 21) appropriately stated that Nebraska “should spur adoption of better water conservation...

  • Economic Benefits
    Wind Power: Economic Growth for Rural America

    Tim Hemphill, Milford IA: Since leasing land to EDP Renewables over three years ago, Tim’s farm has...

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    On World Water Day 2012, a reminder: Use wind, save water

    Today is World Water Day, and a good day to remember something I've discussed here on more than one occasion: wind power conserves water supplies, because it uses very little water compared with all energy sources (coal, gas, nuclear) that use heat to generate electricity. The power sector is the one of...

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    Saving water and reducing carbon: How Texas is doing both

    As another international conference on climate change gets underway in Durban, South Africa, Paul Faeth, a senior fellow at Washington, D.C.-based think tank CNA, points out that the state of Texas is succeeding both at conserving water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through greater use of wind power. Comments Faeth in an...

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    New Report Highlights Power Plant Stress on Freshwater Supplies in Southeast

    This article by Aaron Sarver was cross-posted from Footprints on the Path to Clean Energy, the blog of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Southern Company's Plant Vogtle along the   Savannah River, where two new reactors are proposed. A new report by the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3),...

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