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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply

Title:
Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply

Abstract:
In the western United States, there is a close connection between water and power resources. Water utilities use large amounts of energy to treat and deliver water, and even after utilities deliver water, consumers burn more energy to heat, cool and use it. This August 2004 report from NRDC and the Pacific Institute shows how water planners in California have largely failed to consider the energy implications of their decisions, and suggests a model for how policymakers can calculate the amount of energy consumed in water use. Integrating energy use into water planning can save money, reduce waste, protect our environment and strengthen our economy.

URL:
http://www.nrdc.org/water/conservation/edrain/contents.asp

Source:
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
2004

Associated Sectors:

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