NY state’s energy production portfolio is relatively diverse, with significant proportions of hydroelectric, nuclear, natural gas, solar, and wind. Production of energy from each of these resources involves trade-offs, including impacts to water resources.
- Identify significant and/or emerging water resource risks/impacts associated with NY’s energy production portfolio
- Conduct research and outreach on risks and trade-offs identified at the water-energy nexus
- Communicate results to resource managers, government entities, and the public in order to educate NY stakeholders about the consequences of our energy choices
- What are the hydrologic impacts of intermediate-scale solar installations, if any?
- Develop peer-reviewed publications that may serve as discussion starters with other academics
- Create summaries of research findings and engage with local/regional stakeholders involved with solar development, including Cornell University and their contractors