water usage

Water Trading: Studies Call for Market-based Water Use System

October 30, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Water Use and Markets

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment have recently hosted a forum on the ongoing water crisis in the United States. This resulted in the release of two interesting new discussion papers.[read more]

Water Used by Power Plants [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 26, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Power Plants and Water

This infographic helps to visualize the great volumes of water used to generate electricity from various sources. In addition to power generation, water is also used to produce oil, gas, coal, biofuels and most raw energy-related commodities.[read more]

USB drives vs. paper

March 3, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

To see a world in a grain of sand,  And a heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,  And eternity in an hour.– William BlakeI got into a conversation with a friend the other day about a seemingly simple question that perfectly encapsulates what I call “the measurement challenge” that cuts across energy and...[read more]

Water Wars

May 26, 2008 by John Whitehead

The Economist discusses the dynamics behind them. Cheap arms make it easier to kill over water, global warming is making water more scarce, and population growth is increasing demand. Does that mean wars are more likely? Not necessarily... The main reason that people are now (or will be) fighting over water is that the institutions for...[read more]