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Thirsty Power Plants Hog Water
2012-06-04 13:27:31

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account for 40% of US freshwater use. In Europe these power plants provide 75% of power and use half the water. A study by European and...

2011-10-17 21:57:49

It is difficult to measure accurately each nation's contribution of carbon dioxide to the Earth's atmosphere. Carbon is extracted out of the ground as coal, gas, and oil, and these fuels are often exported to other countries where they are burned to generate the energy that is used to make products. In turn, these products may be traded to still other countries where they are consumed. A team led by Carnegie's Steven Davis, and including Ken Caldeira, tracked and quantified this supply chain...

2008-08-06 15:00:50

By Toni Pirkl, The Jamestown Sun, N.D. Aug. 6--SPIRITWOOD, N.D. -- Area community leaders, business people and legislators toured the Great River Energy construction site Monday, checking out progress on the $300 million combined heat and power plant. Construction workers now number 160 and GRE construction site manager Dennis Pozarnsky said the number will continue to rise through the fall and into winter. The number of workers should peak at about 400 in January and the plant should...

2008-07-21 12:01:17

Laidlaw Energy Group may or may not be the best possible developer of a biomass power plant on Old Concord Road in Henniker. More will be known after public hearings are concluded and the company has filed a formal proposal with local, state and federal authorities. Several things, however, are clear. The need to switch to indigenous, renewable sources of clean energy is imperative. Generating heat and electricity by burning virgin wood is such a source. The 65-megawatt biomass plant would...


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