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How Much Water Does It Take to Make Electricity?

The answers are:  1)  It Depends and 2) We Don’t Have Accurate Data. Electric power generation is the biggest user of water in the US (with agriculture being a close 2nd).  How water is used is very complex and data are not very accurate.  The amount of water any given locale uses to produce electricity […]

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A carbon tax would fix Illinois’s renewable energy mandate problem

Illinois’s renewable energy fund lacks power to fulfill purpose:  customers’ defections to other suppliers; language in Illinois law are hindering investment in green electricity — Chicago  Tribune 5-13-13. Five years ago, Illinois passed legislation requiring electric suppliers to buy more renewable energy such as wind and solar power and then pass those costs on to […]

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