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The infographic has four frames. We begin by highlighting
the enormous water use of conventional power production.
The second panel clarifies what we mean by “energy-water
collisions” during heat and drought by introducing the three
main problems that can manifest at power plants: not
enough water, incoming water too warm, and outgoing
water too warm.
In the third frame, we show that these energy-water
collisions are happening across the country by mapping
a few examples. (If you’ve been following news of
this drought, you know these very issues are playing
out in parts of the country.)
We close with making the case for water-smart energy
decisions that use no- or low-water technologies.
“There is nothing clean or green about dirty biofuels like ethanol, which has only survived in the market because of three decades of subsidies and mandates.” – Kate McMahon, Biofuels Campaign Coordinator at Friends of the Earth, quoted here (thanks to the Ecocentric blog)