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Author Lyons, Blythe J

Title Fueling America and the energy water nexus : how and why it impacts the nexus and what next / rapporteur Blythe J. Lyons
Published Washington, DC : Atlantic Council, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (48 pages) : color illustrations, color maps (digital, PDF file)
Contents 1. Executive summary. -- 2. The energy and water nexus has become a crucial national issue. -- 3. Energy and water nexus drivers. -- 4. Facts and issues for water and primary and transportation fuels. -- 5. Eight major findings and challenges. -- 6. Recommendations. -- Concluding observations. -- Workshop agenda
Summary The complex interrelationship between energy and water is leading to a growing dialogue among US government, industry, and nongovernmental organization leaders. However, much greater public and governmental focus on addressing the energy and water nexus is needed if major crises are to be avoided, or at least diminished. National requirements for energy are anticipated to increase even with major improvements in energy efficiencies. Renewable energy usage will grow, but the need for base-load power and fossil transportation fuels will remain for many decades. Ensuring that a sustainable supply of usable water meets the growing needs for energy and agriculture will become increasingly difficult due to greater water stress and changing environmental regulations. The United States is at a crossroad. Can the favorable trends toward increasing domestic production of energy and transportation fuels be accomplished while still maintaining sustainable water supplies? The United States today needs new policies and significant infrastructure investment in order to meet the increasing demand for water and energy, while dealing with the constraints of growing water scarcity and potential threats to water quality
Notes May 2012
Title from title screen (viewed on June 30, 2012)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-48)
Notes This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FE0000016
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Adobe Reader
Subject Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Congresses
Gas industry -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Congresses
Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects -- United States -- Congresses
Water-supply -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses
Energy consumption -- Environmental aspects.
Gas industry -- Environmental aspects.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Environmental aspects.
Water-supply -- Government policy.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Atlantic Council of the United States
ISBN 1619770164