A review of water use in the U . S . electric power sector : insights from systems-level perspectives

Abstract

Thermoelectric power production comprised 41% of total freshwater withdrawals in the U.S., surpassing even agriculture. This review highlights scenarios of the electric sector's future demands for water, including scenarios that limit both CO 2 and water availability. A number of studies show withdrawals decreasing with retirement of existing electricity… (More)

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