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World Each European Uses Four Bathtubs of Water a Day for Electricity

10:40  20 october  2019
10:40  20 october  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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It takes more than 1,300 liters of water — enough to fill four bathtubs — to generate the electricity each European resident uses each day . Thermal power plants need water to cool reactions and use the steam to turn giant turbines for electricity . Solar panels and wind turbines can turn sunshine

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That’s the conclusion of research published this week by the European Union’s Joint Research Centre, which is urging the bloc’s leaders to pay closer attention to the amount of water used by traditional coal, natural gas and nuclear power plants. It takes more than 1,300 liters of water — enough to fill four bathtubs — to generate the electricity each European resident uses each day.

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Throughout each day we consume various forms of water – some of which is in our foods and others in the various liquids we drink. It is a widely accepted recommendation to store 1 gallon of water for So lets just say that you might consume 1 gallon of water per day for cooking (more or less) on average.

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“For the EU, to decarbonize and increase the share of renewables of its energy supply, it needs to formulate policies that take the water use of energy sources into account,” wrote the water and energy researchers led by Davy Vanham.  Solar, wind, geothermal and run-of-river hydropower account for a “small fraction” of water used compared with what is consumed by biofuels and traditional thermal plants, they said.

The findings focus attention on the rising competition for water resources between households, industry and agriculture. Exacerbating that friction is a string of heatwaves and lower rainfall levels that have prompted shutdowns at power plants across the continent during periods of peak strain. Some of those incidents have been traced back to climate change. The issue has been replicated in the U.S., India and China, underscoring how policies that touch on water, energy and food supplies tend to have impacts in all three spheres.

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Ultrapure water does not conduct electricity , the dissolved salts do. But keeping it pure may be difficult. Your teacher is not wrong, a lot of people out there think of water as a good conductor of Pure water does not conduct electricity , but once you put it in a bathtub , or once you get in it.. it

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Coal, oil and nuclear plants account for about 30% of the water needed to produce the electricity that Europeans consume. That compares with a 1.7% share for all renewables combined, including solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower combined. Reservoirs that rely on pumping water uphill, along with various forms of biomass have the highest reliance on water in the clean-energy sector.

“The choice of which renewables to promote is essential to alleviate water stress and maintain ecosystems and their services,’’ according to the peer-reviewed paper published Oct. 15. “Policies on future energy investments therefore need to consider which renewables have low unit water footprints.”

Thermal power plants need water to cool reactions and use the steam to turn giant turbines for electricity. Solar panels and wind turbines can turn sunshine and air currents directly into electricity without producing the residual heat.

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Does water conduct electricity ? Pure water : Pure water (distilled water ) is the However, distilled water is not something you come across that often, particularly in a bathtub , so you should always be careful about having electronics around large bodies of water , as that water is almost certainly plain.

Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural & Electricity Water Use . Communities Face Challenges to Meet Demand. Droughts Create Stress. An array of pipes, canals, and pumping stations managed by our public water systems are needed to bring a reliable supply of water to our taps each day .

The researchers looked at energy consumption and generation data from the 28 EU nations, overlayed with information on climate change and water resources. They pinpointed areas in France, Poland and Spain where big power plants rely on large volumes of water.

“Recent summer droughts and heatwaves, such as in 2003, 2006, 2015 and 2018, which will only become more frequent due to climate change, have already led to water being a limiting resource for energy production throughout the EU,” they wrote.

The full paper is titled, “The consumptive water footprint of the European Union energy sector,” and is available on the IOPscience website.

To contact the authors of this story: Jonathan Tirone in Vienna at [email protected] Reierson in London at [email protected]

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at [email protected]

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