Could Evaporation Ever Power the Country?

There’s energy everywhere, the trouble is harnessing it.

We extract power from wind, waves and sunlight, but researchers from Columbia University say there’s another font of untapped energy — water evaporating from lakes and reservoirs across the country. In a new analysis laying out a prospective plan to harness evaporation, they say that up to 325 Gigawatts of energy — 69 percent of US energy generation in 2015 — is potentially available for use. The technique would also reduce levels o

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