Energy self-sufficiency or independence from foreign oil imports depends critically on the yet undeveloped domestic fossil fuel resources, particularly for the production of heat, which can be utilized in the conventional and technically feasible thermal energy cycles of steam-electric generators and prime movers, which can easily be replicated. An integral facet of the complex domestic energy development undertaking is the availability of water that may be required to convert the vast domestic coal and oil shale resources into usable energy forms. An orderly utilization of water resources must receive attention if sufficient development of fossil- fuel conversion energy systems is to materialize. Also, the water requirements of alternative energy sources, such as nuclear fast-breeder reactors and solar energy, which have not yet been demonstrated to be commercially viable, must be reviewed critically.
Ellis, Frank, "Water and Energy" (1976). UMR-MEC Conference on Energy / UMR-DNR Conference on Energy. 193, pp. 715-722.
3rd Annual UMR-MEC Conference on Energy (1976: Oct. 12-14, Rolla, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
Environmental Constraints and Energy
© 1977 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.
14 Oct 1976