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UTILITY Week 13th May 2016

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UTILITY WEEK | 13TH - 19TH MAY 2016 | 5 Northumbrian Water's mascot, Dwain Pipe, has teamed up with Al the Gator – mascot for Derwentside Homes – to encourage residents in County Durham to help reduce the number of blocked drains, as part of the water company's Love Your Drain campaign. Northumbrian said it deals with 14,000 blocked drains every year and more than 3,000 of these are the result of wipes being flushed down the toilet. 100k Yorkshire Water has welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its education centres in Leeds and Bradford. 20% A report by research firm Roskill has found the global uptake of electric vehicles is pushing up the price of materials used to make lithium batteries. "Greenest mayor ever" One of the pledges of London's new mayor, Labour candidate Sadiq Khan, as he swept to victory over the Conservative Party's Zac Goldsmith. "None of this is straightforward" At WWT's Water Ireland Conference, the Public Water Forum called for a bigger debate on water in Ireland, saying the recent public outrage about domestic charging has been fuelled by a lack of clarity on the issue. Water withdrawals for energy pro- duction are expected to increase by 20 per cent by 2035. A new report by the World Bank has pointed out that the energy sector is a significant water consumer, especially for power plant cooling, mineral extraction and processing. Some cleaner sources of energy are very thirsty and use large amounts of water. For example, hydropower plants, which provide a reliable supply of low-carbon electricity for eco- nomic development, require large quantities of water to be stored in order to generate electricity. World Bank suggested that integrated planning and man- agement of infrastructure and investment projects can identify synergies that reduce trade-offs between the uses of water for energy and other requirements. Energy generation is a thirsty business, and it's about to get thirstier Indicative water footprint and carbon intensity of energy Pennon chief joins British Water board Pennon chief executive Chris Loughlin will join the board of British Water as a non- executive director this month. A former chair of Water UK, Loughlin is a board member and past president of the Institute of Water and a board member of the audit committee of WaterAid. New MOSL COO Market Operator Services Ltd (MOSL) has appointed Mark Coulthread as interim chief operating officer. He was previously interim chief operating officer at electricity market operator Elexon and has also worked in similar roles for Barclays, the Qualifica- tions and Curriculum Authority, BT and Tesco. Hendry to lead tidal lagoon review Former Conservative energy minister Charles Hendry will lead the team of civil servants reviewing the feasibility of tidal lagoon power. Earlier this year David Cameron expressed doubts about the costs of tidal lagoons, and the review is expected to report in the autumn. PEOPLE MOVES Non-renewable sources Renewable sources Coal Natural gas Nuclear Geothermal PV Solar thermal Wind Hydorelectric High Low Availability 1.E-05 Wind PV Dry condenser Dry condenser Dry condenser Evaporation recapture Evaporation recapture Dry condenser Geothermal Solar thermal closed loop High temperatures inlet cooling Hybrid cooling Hybrid cooling Hydro- electric Pond Gen IV Open loop Open loop Open loop IGCC Nuclear closed loop Natural gas closed loop Coal closed loop Blowdown recycling Blowdown recycling 1.E-04 1.E-03 1.E-02 1.E-06 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 Carbon intensity (kg/kWh) Water footprint (m 3 /kWh) KEY

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