Commentary


Nature Geoscience 1, 283 - 286 (2008)
doi:10.1038/ngeo195

Thirst for energy

Carey W. King1, Ashlynn S. Holman2 & Michael E. Webber2

  1. Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, University Station, Box X, Austin, Texas 78713, USA
  2. Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C2200, Austin, Texas 78712, USA.
    e-mail: webber@mail.utexas.edu


Power generation as well as the production of fuels for transportation requires water, and the supply of high-quality freshwater is energy intensive. A growing population and climate change will increase the pressure on both resources.

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