Outdated Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis

Outdated Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis

Science for the Public presents
Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
Tues, June 25 at 6:30 PM
@ Belmont Media Center

Power Plants and the Freshwater Crisis Info HERE
John Rogers, Union of Concerned Scientists
More info HERE

The demand for freshwater far exceeds the rate of natural replenishment,
leaving a seriously depleted water table and increased conflict over
water rights in many regions. The bulk of our freshwater use is for
cooling in power plants and irrigation in large-scale agriculture. In
this discussion, John Rogers focuses especially on the problem of power
plants. In the United States, where 90 percent of electricity comes
from conventional thermoelectric power plants—coal, nuclear,
natural gas, and oil, and such technologies depend on freshwater
cooling. Much of that freshwater is wasted. In a time of critical loss
of freshwater, the deployment of alternative energy systems cannot be

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Yvonne Stapp
Science for the Public
Belmont MA

Tue, 06/25/2013 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm