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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Water shortages hit US power supply - New Scientist

Here's another reason to get off the grid and find more ways to become self-sufficient. I had no idea how much water goes into energy production!

Source: New Scientist

As the United States' extended heat wave and drought threaten to raise global food prices, energy production is also feeling the pressure. Across the nation, power plants are becoming overheated and shutting down or running at lower capacity; drilling operations struggle to get the water they need, and crops that would become biofuel are withering.

While analysts say the US should survive this year without major blackouts, more frequent droughts and increased population size will continue to strain power generation in the future.

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