When it comes to Renewable Energy, you often hear about its impact on reducing air pollution. But did you know that Renewable Energy also has benefits on the Earth’s water supply? Water and energy are fundamentally intertwined. It takes water to create energy, and it takes energy to secure, treat, and distribute freshwater. Read on to find out how renewable energy minimizes the impact on our water supply.
- Did you know that keeping the power on in the US uses more water than 140 New York Cities? Wind and solar-PV energy do not require water to operate, and as a result, do not cause water pollution or pose a threat by competing for water supply with agricultural needs or local ecosystems.
- Due to the reliance of water in energy production, a shortage of one resource can create a shortage of the other. Most solar-PV is free from that interdependence and is not at risk during droughts or heat waves. It’s not only a renewable resource, but also a reliable.
- Climate change poses a threat on water supply and energy production. Long-term effects include temperature and water balance changes and a rise in the sea level, as well as droughts and a stagnation in energy production for water-reliant power sources. Renewable energy plays a key role in providing energy in a sustainable way, which as a result mitigates climate change.
- If 80% of our energy comes from renewable resources by 2050, water consumption would decline 85% from today’s levels.
Since water and energy are so interconnected, taking small steps like installing energy-efficient lighting or turning the lights off when you leave a room can help the world’s water supply, one step at a time. If you’re looking to make a bigger impact, let’s get in touch about installing solar panels on your home or business.
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