Frank Loge quoted in San Diego Tribune article regarding the impact of water conservation on energy consumption
The San Diego Tribune recently published an article highlighting a UC Davis study which finds that water conservation has signifcantly reduced electricity consumption and lowered greenhouse gas emissions. This study took advantage of the statistics that water districts and electric utilities throughout the state submitted to the government because of the California drought, and found that the amount of energy saved from water conservation between June 2015 and February 2016 was enough to power 135,000 homes for about a year.
Frank Loge, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the director of the UC Davis Center for Water-Energy Efficiency which administered the study, was quoted in the article regarding the results of the analysis. The full article, “Saving water saved a lot of power, too – UC Davis study calculated electricity saved during mandated water cuts” can be found here.