Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Transition Away From Coal

Billions of Gallons of Water Saved by Transition Away From Coal

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The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas and renewables in the U.S. electricity sector is dramatically reducing the industry’s water use, a new Duke University study finds.

“While most attention has been focused on the climate and air quality benefits of switching from coal, this new study shows that the transition to natural gas – and even more so, to renewable energy sources – has resulted in … [more…]

The Hidden Opportunity for Water Storage in California

The Hidden Opportunity for Water Storage in California

The Dike 4 Groundwater Recharge Facility is shown Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, in Coachella, Calif. The facility is one of the major groundwater replenishment projects.

“California’s recent wet year was an important reminder that the state needs to plan for not just drought, but years of abundance as well,” says Maurice Hall of the Environmental Defense Fund.

California has great capacity for underground water storage in aquifers that the state … [more…]