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What’s on the Mind of Utilities? Water: Water is like the weather in green tech: everyone talks about it but n...

What’s on the Mind of Utilities? Water: Water is like the weather in green tech: everyone talks about it but n...

photo from joost bakker via Creative Commons Water is like the weather in green tech: everyone talks about it but no one ever does anything about it. We might see increasing momentum, however, toward tackling problems associated with water if the annual survey from consulting firm Black & Veatch is an indication. The firm found that water management was one of the most significant issues facing utilities. Water supplies were even a bigger concern than nuclear disposal or carbon regulation. The rise of water likely has much to do with current events. Many regions around the country are limping through prolonged droughts. Power plants need water for cooling. In the past few years, some utilities have had to temporarily curtail certain plants in the Southeast because of a lack of water. The increased consumption of natural gas also poses challenges. "You need significant quan...

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