By Felicity Barringer, Energy & Environment, The New York Times

Troubling Interdependency of Water and Power

Coiled throughout the American economy, energy and water are forever linked, an economic version of DNA’s double helix.

Continuing efforts to rethink the use of the two resources are underway at the University of California, Davis’s Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, which has calculated in a report how water is used for power production in 158 national power systems.

The report said, “By benchmarking water consumption for energy to standard measures, policy makers can better understand and track the status of this coupled system.”

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