WVU researchers thirsty for reducing fresh water use by power plants

Power plants across the country utilize more than four times as much water as all U.S. homes and account for 41 percent of total water withdrawals, according to federal data. 

Now, with the aid of a $400,000-Department of Energy grant, West Virginia University researchers are seeking ways to quench the thirst of the nation’s power plants in a more cost-effective, environmentally-friendly fashion. 

WVU expert discusses electric vehicle maintenance on PBS “Motorweek”

“It’s so important that people understand that electric vehicles are just as safe as traditional vehicles, but have different maintenance requirements,” Smyth noted. “In many cases maintenance is much easier and maintenance costs are substantially lower for electric vehicles.”

The segment airs this Saturday (May 25) at 2:30 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.  Dates and times may vary and viewers should consult their local listings.