Tag Archives: Power plants

How it works: Water for electricity

The United States uses many different technologies to produce electricity. It is important to understand the different impacts these technologies have on water resources. Water’s many roles in electricity Water is involved at many points in the process of producing electricity: Electricity Generation – More than 90 percent of U.S. power plants require cooling, a […] … learn more→

Power plants contributing to water stress

Power plants are stressing freshwater resources around the country, according to a new report by the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative, a three-year research collaboration between the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and a team of more than a dozen scientists. The report, “Freshwater Use by U.S. Power Plants: Electricity’s Thirst for […] … learn more→