Be Mindful of the Interdependencies Between Water, Energy and Climate Change

One of President Obama’s priorities should be comprehensive policymaking that is mindful of the various interdependencies between water, energy and climate change. As we have recently learned, some energy policies and technologies being touted as a means to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change have adverse impacts on our nation’s water resources.  Sandia National Laboratories has been studying the energy-water nexus for several years, and the release of its much-delayed “Energy-Water Roadmap Report” was initially slated for early 2007. If not released prior to his taking office, President Obama should ensure that this roadmap finds its way to Congress.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.