Senate Bill Addresses Energy, Water Nexus

May 7, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

A new Senate bill, the Nexus of Energy and Water for Sustainability (NEWS) Act of 2014 (S. 1971) would create a committee within the National Science and Technology Committee (NSTC) to streamline federal activities related to the management of interconnected energy and water systems. As part of this initiative, last year, individuals from BP, GE, Sandia National Lab, American Water and other organizations were invited to provide their expertise on the issue at a roundtable discussion.

The World Bank recently unveiled its Thirsty Energy initiative to explore the energy-water nexus on a global scale.

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