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This article discusses the SEI report Water for Electricity: Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Business in a Finite World, and endorses its key message, that water demand must be carefully considered as we expand electricity generation from renewable sources:
As the SEI points out, low-carbon energy technologies are essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. However, some clean energy technologies require considerable amounts of water. And, as the Institute reminds: "given competing demands, resource depletion and projected climate impacts, sufficient water may not always be available."
Source: EnergyBoom, US
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