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I don't see anything in here about the relationship between water and energy networks. It might not be obvious at first glance, but there is a very close relationship between the two, because most forms of power distribution require substantial amounts of water (mainly for the cooling system in a coal, oil, or nuclear plant), while the development of water resources may require substantial energy inputs for pumping, desalination, etc. About 40% of U.S. fresh water is used for power plant cooling and other energy-related items--with most of that being returned to the supply system, but the point is you need the water in the first place.
http://www.netl.doe.gov/technologies/coalpower/ewr/water/power-gen.html

Over on this side of the pond there is considerable concern that decisions about these two resources are being made in separate forums by separate players...not that we're doing anything besides just worrying about it...

by asdf on Sun Mar 29th, 2009 at 01:16:46 PM EST

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