Revue de presse de l'achat responsable: 2013 à aujourd'hui

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Date : 2014-05-23
Composantes : Analyse et mesure
Enjeux : Impacts spécifiques/eau

Water and energy intersect in more ways than many of us realize. Extracting water takes energy. Up to 13 percent of the energy used in the U.S. relates to the pumping, treating or distribution of water, according to a report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). In California alone, up to 19 percent of electricity is used for water extraction, purification and wastewater disposal. Energy is used to pump water from the ground, or from bodies of water such as lakes and rivers. Energy is also used to purify water from pollutants and salt, and pump water through pipelines to deliver it to homes and businesses. Water is necessary for extracting fossil fuels, including mining for coal, drilling for oil and fracking for natural gas.

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