Energy-Water Nexus in Texas
The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Defense Fund, 2009
56 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2011
Date Written: April 1, 2009
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
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