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Electricity and Thermal Energy

Electricity and thermal energy refers to power produced by fuel sources including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower, marine power, fuel cells, fossil fuel and nuclear power. These resources affect the energy-water-food nexus through growing energy crops, the use of water for cooling towers, cleaning equipment and their demands for land to generate, transmit and distribute energy.

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Agrivoltaic Potential on Grape Farms in India

To investigate and quantify PV generation potential, without significantly harming agriculture output, the authors of this study explore the viability…

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Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

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1 October 2017

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Agrivoltaic Systems to Optimise Land Use for Electric Energy Production

In this work, a patented “agrivoltaic” solar tracking system named Agrovoltaico is examined in combination with a maize crop in…

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Applied Energy

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15 June 2018

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Aquavoltaics: Synergies for Dual Use of Water Area for Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Generation and Aquaculture

This paper reviews the fields of floatovoltaic technology (i.e., water-deployed solar photovoltaic systems) and aquaculture (i.e., farming of aquatic organisms)…

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

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1 December 2017

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Assessing the Feasibility of Using Produced Water for Irrigation in Colorado

This research explores which counties in Colorado may be best suited to reusing produced water for agriculture based on a…

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Science of the Total Environment

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1 November 2018

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Climate and Water Resource Change Impacts and Adaptation Potential for US Power Supply

This paper evaluates the performance of 1,080 thermoelectric plants across the contiguous United States under future climates (2035–2064) and their…

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Nature International Journey of Science

University of New York

The City College of New York

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratory

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30 October 2017

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Coupling Aquaculture with Forest Plantations for Food, Energy, and Water Resiliency

Coupling freshwater aquaculture and forest bioenergy markets can improve food, energy, and water resiliency by enhancing ecosystem services through fertilization,…

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Science of the Total Environment

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15 November 2016

Tools and Websites

Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut

The Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut Team (originally called the Water-Energy Tech Team) was formed in late 2012 to address these issues.…

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U.S. Department of Energy

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Environmental Defense Fund: Energy-Water Nexus

This website advocates for an integrated approach to energy-water planning.

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Environmental Defense Fund

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Integrated GREEN Solutions

Integrated GREEN Solutions provides a wide spectrum of environmental services. i.GREENs services can be summarized into three main groups: Training…

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Integrated GREEN Solutions

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Onsite Food Waste Processing as an Opportunity to Conserve Water in a Medical Facility Case Study, Abu Dhabi

This paper presents the case for soil and water conservation combined with waste recycling strategies in a desert type climate…

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Energy Procedia

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1 March 2017

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On The Waterfront

This report describes how USAID is partnering with Jordan to tackle issues arising from the water-energy-food security nexus.

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USAID

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18 March 2014

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Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Australian Water Sector

This study has evaluated the opportunities, barriers and current trends for renewable energy use in order to identify priority areas…

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

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1 November 2015

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Parched Power: Water Demands, Risks, and Opportunities for India's Power Sector

This working paper explores the use of freshwater in India’s thermal power plants, including risks and opportunities. It highlights the…

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World Resources Institute

Date:

1 January 2018

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Overview of the Water-Energy Nexus in the United States

This report provides overview information about the nexus between water and energy and provides a summary of state legislation addressing…

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National Conference of State Legislatures

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19 February 2014

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Path Choice of Developing Bio-energy while Keeping Food Security ---a General Equilibrium Model

This paper focused on a discussion whether developing bio-energy will threaten food security in China. It constructed a general equilibrium…

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Energy Procedia

Date:

1 May 2017

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PV Water Pumping for Carbon Sequestration in Dry Land Agriculture

This paper is inspired by theory related to the water-food-energy-climate nexus and suggests a novel model, suited for analyzing carbon…

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Energy Procedia

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Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy and Food Nexus

This report analyses the key opportunities that renewable energy offers, specifically to address the key challenges posed by the water,…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

1 January 2015

Tools and Websites

U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)-Key Issues: Energy-Water Nexus

This website provides resources on water and energy. Water is needed for energy development and generation, and energy is required…

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)