02 Jul '12, 6pm

Coal & Nuclear Power Have Over 15x the Water Footprint of Renewable Energy Sources

Coal & Nuclear Power Have Over 15x the Water Footprint of Renewable Energy Sources

The huge carbon emissions and environmental destruction of coal is well known. As are the catastrophic risks with nuclear power should something go wrong. But what's less known with both is the huge water footprint of both, in comparison to renewable energy sources and even in comparison to natural gas—as you can see clearly in the chart below (h/t Climate Progress ). It's based off a new report from the River Network , and highlights a big concern for many places considering the projected effects of climate change, population growth and resource consumption on water supply. © Think Progress On the horizontal axis is the water consumed, based on the full lifecycle of producing a megawatt-hour of electricity from each source. So, it's not just how much is consumed producing the electricity, but rather in the case of wind power or solar power in making the technology or in t...

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