Improvements to Federal Water Use Data Would Increase Understanding of Trends in Power Plant Water Use

Mittal, Anu; Gaffigan, Mark
October 2009
GAO Reports;10/16/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on the study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on technologies and approaches to lessen freshwater use by power plants. The study evaluates the usefulness of water data to experts and state regulators. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is recommended to collect and report data on the use of these power plants of advancing cooling technologies and alternative water sources.


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