Energy-Water Nexus in Texas

The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Defense Fund, 2009

56 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2011  

Amy Hardberger

St. Mary's University School of Law

Ashlynn S. Stillwell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carey W. King

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Webber

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ian J. Duncan

Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Date Written: April 1, 2009

Abstract

In “Energy-Water Nexus in Texas”, author Amy Hardberger discusses the water requirements of producing energy in Texas. In the first half of the article she addresses the use of water for energy, the need for energy to access water, and the current energy-water nexus in Texas. The second half of the report focuses on future energy-water use in Texas along with the policy decisions that could affect use. Hardberger stresses the importance of the energy-water nexus in planning and management. Next, she makes several policy recommendations including a requirement water and energy analyses in new power plant applications. In closing, Hardberger reminds the reader that improving water efficiency will help reduce costs to consumers and help further the supply of water and energy.

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Hardberger, Amy and Stillwell, Ashlynn S. and King, Carey W. and Webber, Michael and Duncan, Ian J., Energy-Water Nexus in Texas (April 1, 2009). The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Defense Fund, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1873566 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1873566

Amy Hardberger (Contact Author)

St. Mary's University School of Law ( email )

One Carmino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228
United States

Ashlynn S. Stillwell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Carey W. King

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Webber

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Ian J. Duncan

Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

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