DOE Publications and Data Resources Related to Water-Energy

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Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities 2014

This report describes connections between the Nation's energy and water systems. It presents opportunities to address systems efficiency and resilience through technology, data, modeling, and analysis. 

Federal Building Energy Use Benchmarking Guidance 2014

The Department of Energy has issued a Green Buildings Certification System final rule that requrires verifid energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems. This report designates the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as the sole benchmarking tool for federal agencies.

Argonne GREET Model

The Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation Model (GREET) is a full life-cycle model that evaluates energy and emission impacts of advanced and new transportation fuels, the fuel cycle from well to wheel and the vehicle cycle through material recovery and vehicle disposal need to be considered. The model also includes water consumptions for the major pathways as an additional life-cycle analysis metric

Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery Workshop Report

This report captures the proceedings of the Energy-Positive Water Resource Recovery (EPWRR) Workshop hosted jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) on April 28–29, 2015. The workshop gathered stakeholders from industry, academia, national laboratories, and government to discuss barriers to the development and deployment of the water resource recovery facilities of the future.




​​EIA-860 Annual Electric Generator Report

This data set provides generator-level specific information about existing and planned generators and associated environmental equipment at electric power plants with 1 megawatt or greater of combined nameplate capacity.

EIA-923 Power Plant Operations Report

This data set provides electric power data -- monthly and annually -- on electricity generation, fuel consumption, fossil fuel stocks, and receipts at the power plant and prime mover level.

Geothermal Data Repository

This is a is a distributed network of Geothermal repositories and data sites. The available data is intended to help mitigate the upfront risk of geothermal energy development by employing state-of-the-art information science to provide access to quality and comprehensive data.