“Yet Another Benefit of Renewable Energy: It Uses Practically No Water Compared to Fossil Fuels” — @DeSmogBlog

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From DeSmogBlog.com (Justin Mikulka):

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently highlighted a little-discussed benefit of using renewables like wind and solar to produce electricity: Unlike most power sources, they require “almost no water.”

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According to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) data from 2015, 41 percent of the water used in America is for power generation. The next highest use is irrigation for agriculture, accounting for 37 percent of U.S. water use (and close to two-thirds of that is consumptive).

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