The IRA’s impacts on water management are myriad, even reaching beyond the U.S. The US$370 billion targeting greenhouse gas emissions—a 40% target reduction below 2005 levels by the end of this decade—will reshape the trajectory of an already transitioning water-intensive energy sector, from fossil fuels and thermal power to a nascent hydrogen economy. The act’s passage will usher in a host of new technologies, business strategies, and opportunities for water companies.
In this Research Note:
- Water consumption shift with broader focus on clean fuels
- Select water-related line items in Inflation Reduction Act, 2022 (Senate version)
- Made-in-America gets another boost, sparks supply chain buildout and water needs