UC Davis Research Shows the Significance of Electricity Savings Linked to Urban Water Conservation

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UC Davis research by a team including CEE’s Dr. Frank Loge connecting electricity savings and urban water conservation was spotlighted in The Los Angeles Times:

In a new report published Thursday in Environmental Research Letters, a team from UC Davis found that in addition to saving 524,000 million gallons of water over the mandate period, state residents also saved 1830 gigawatt hours of electricity — enough to power 274,000 average homes for a year.

“That electricity savings meant a reduction of 521,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, the equivalent of taking about 110,000 cars off the road for a year, the authors wrote.”

Read the article in its entirety.

Related links: Science Daily / See how your water utility did during mandatory reductions / UC Davis Blog

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