The water used for fuel extraction and cooling across different kinds of power plants like nuclear, hydropower, and coal – measured in gallons per gigawatt hour (GWh)
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- Quartz: You probably have no idea just how much water is needed to produce electricity
- Quantification of the water-use reduction associated with the transition from coal to natural gas in the US electricity sector
- Union of Concerned Scientists: How it Works: Water for Coal
- EPA – 2013 EPA HYDRAULIC FRACTURING STUDY WATER ACQUISITION WORKSHOP RECYCLING AND REUSE OF PRODUCED WATER TO REDUCE FRESHWATER USE IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING OPERATIONS
Code: m154 GWhWaterComp math xbMath