Is Using Less Water the Secret to Cutting our Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Read the new op-ed by the EEC’s Dr. Frank Loge

Frank Loge, director of the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, wrote an op ed piece for The Guardian titled, “Is using less water the secret to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions.” In the article, Dr. Loge examines the connection between the production of energy and water, and argues that saving water could play a significant role in addressing climate change. He highlights the importance of the recently signed Water-Energy Nexus Registry bill that establishes a voluntary registry of greenhouse gas emissions for water utilities to account for the emissions generated from their energy use and the need to fund more water conservation efforts. Dr. Loge argues that, “energy utilities need to be even more aggressive investing in energy efficiency through water conservation, and California needs to expand its climate change programs to invest aggressively in both hot and cold water conservation.”

To read the article, please click here.