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Renewable Energy

Renewable energy refers to energy sources that are not depleted by their use, including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind. Renewable energy generation requires significant land area and can impact ecosystems and land-use options. Renewable energy also requires water to grow energy crops, drive turbines, manufacture and clean solar panels and wind turbines.

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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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)

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Water Energy Nexus: Excerpt from the World Energy Outlook 2016

Based on a detailed review of policy announcements and plans, this report reflects the way that governments, individually or collectively,…

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International Engery Agency

Date:

27 March 2018

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Water-Energy Nexus: Solutions To Meet A Growing Demand

Water and energy are vital to the prosperity of the United States. This report describes the intimate but easily overlooked…

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American Geophysical Union (AGU)

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6 September 2012

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Water Use In India's Power Generation: Impact of Renewables and Improved Cooling Technologies to 2030

This study analyses the prospective impact of renewable energy deployment, along with recently mandated changes to power plant cooling systems,…

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Inernational Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

16 January 2018

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Water–Energy Nexus: a Case of Biogas Production from Energy Crops Evaluated by Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methods

This study analyzes the production of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of energy crops, and the authors address concerns about…

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Journal of Cleaner Production (Volume 101)

Date:

15 August 2015

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Water–Energy Nexus: a Case of Biogas Production from Energy Crops Evaluated by Water Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Methods

This study analyzes the production of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of energy crops, and the authors address concerns about…

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Journal of Cleaner Production (Volume 101)

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15 August 2015

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Multi-objective Optimization for Analysis of Changing Trade-offs in the Nepalese Water-Energy-Food Nexus with Hydropower Development

This report proposes a spatially explicit framework that couples two well-established water and power system models to develop a decision…

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Water (journal)

Date:

24 February 2017