Energy Production

March 19, 2015--Water tensions in US intensify (Environmental Leader)

Although some forms of water unrest are already occurring in many parts of the world, especially in underdeveloped areas, some of the worst water unrest is likely to occur right here in the US - and sooner than most people think. First, what do we mean by water unrest?

December 4, 2014--Not enough water for farmers and frackers (Water Online)

A new research report by MSCI Inc. says that in the coming years, there will be a clash between industry and agriculture over water resources. As The Guardian recently put it, "Which would you rather have: lettuce and carrots for your salads, or affordable gasoline for your car?

Colorado River Basin: Energy Production in Times of Drought and Effects on Prices

The Colorado River Basin has been experiencing below average river flows for 11 of the last 14 years. In response, water officials are planning for the potential that continued drought conditions could leave too little water to generate electricity.

July 16, 2014--White House unveils climate change initiatives (New York Times)

President Obama will announce a series of climate change initiatives on Wednesday aimed at guarding the electricity supply; improving local planning for flooding, coastal erosion and storm surges; and better predicting landslide risks as sea levels rise and storms and droughts intensify.

May 19, 2014--The two sectors that suck up most of our water (Wall Street Journal)

In the U.S., we tend to react to drought by focusing on obvious symbols of water consumption, like golf courses, swimming pools and lush green lawns. If we’re serious about saving water, though, we need to focus on the places where we use the most of it: our food and energy systems. According to the U.S.

March 30, 2014--On oil-water nexus (Arab News)

In addition to the conventional energy market issues, mainly oil, related to price and production, the industry seems to be gearing for a new worry — how to handle the oil-water nexus. A recent UN Water Day has a very simple message to deliver: Water needs energy and energy needs water. The interdependencies between the two is strengthened and consolidated by the day.

February 18, 2014--Coal-to-gas switch could exacerbate water shortages (Huff Post)

With drought and water shortages affecting areas where much of America’s natural gas is produced, power plants making the switch to gas from coal could have other costs that may be made worse by manmade climate change. This is especially true if global warming, as studies show, intensifies drought. One of those costs is water.

February 8, 2014--Don’t blame frackers for American water shortages (Oman Observer)

For 25 years, US specialists in international relations have been predicting water shortages will become a source of conflict. But the real water wars are brewing at home, where farmers, environmentalists and the oil and gas industry are falling out over water supplies in the drought-stricken Southwest.

DOE Fracking Study: Chemicals Didn't Taint the Water

The Longmont Times reported in July that a landmark Department of Energy (DOE) study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process are linked with contami

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