The Energy-Data Nexus Could Be the Next Big Thing for the IT Industry

April 1, 2014 by Rob Day

You may have heard of the energy-water nexus, which is the idea that water use and energy production are so intertwined that they can, to a significant extent, be thought of as two sides of the same coin. The same thing is happening, in remarkably similar ways, with energy and data.[read more]

Video alert: When the Water Ends

October 26, 2010 by Lou Grinzo

When The Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts: For thousands of years, nomadic herdsmen have roamed the harsh, semi-arid lowlands that stretch across 80 percent of Kenya and 60 percent of Ethiopia. Descendants of the oldest tribal societies in the world, they survive thanks to the animals they raise and the crops they grow, their...[read more]

Monitoring the energy/water nexus

October 21, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

The US GAO (General Accountability Office) has issued a report, ENERGY-WATERNEXUS: Improvements to Federal Water Use Data Would Increase Understanding of Trends in Power Plant Water Use [78 page PDF]. From the summary (”What GAO Found”): Advanced cooling technologies that rely on air to cool part or all of the steam used in generating...[read more]