In WSJ article, 3/26/09 Rebecca Smith writes: “The electric-power industry accounts for nearly half of all water withdrawals in the U.S., with agricultural irrigation coming in a distant second at about 35%. Most of the water used by the utilities is returned to the rivers or ground water. In the arid western states, water supply has become an important factor in favor of alternative energy systems. Solar and wind energy require no water.”
Where is the largest wind farm in the world? Texas, of course, the land of the largest. If they installed a wind turbine in front of the speaker’s podium at the House Of Representatives, it would generate enough power to light up all of Washington!