water energy nexus

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Less Water, More Energy, More Problems

Water and energy are more closely tied together than you might realize, and the historic California drought is bringing this relationship to the…
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The Business Risks of Water Shortages

The world's biggest businesses are increasingly exposed to water risk while responses to calls by large investors for increased reporting and accountability have…
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The Growing Challenge of Water Procurement

Most sustainability professionals would agree that, in the long run, making adequate supplies of fresh water readily available to the world’s entire population…
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Energy-Coffee Wastewater Project Delivers Multiple Benefits in Central America

Taking a holistic, integrated approach to tackle issues at the water-food-energy nexus, UTZ Certified is expanding its Energy from Coffee Wastewater Project from…
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Report: Tech Advances, Policy Changes Drive U.S. Solar Boom

A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists Climate and Energy Program reviews the boom in U.S. solar energy and identifies key…
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Ceres: Bumper Harvests Mask Serious Threats to U.S. Corn Production

The USDA expects a second consecutive record corn harvest in 2014, but climate change, wasteful water practices and overuse of fertilizers pose real…
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Interview: Heiner Markhoff, President and CEO of GE Water

I had a chance to talk to Heiner Markoff about sustainability in the water sector and the role GE Water plans in ensuring…
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24/7 Concentrating Solar Power Plant Gains Approval in Chile

Environmental concerns have hindered construction of utility-scale concentrating solar (aka solar thermal) power plants, but Chile's environmental ministry has approved Abengoa's 110-MW Cerro…
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U.S. Wind Energy Could Double, But It’s Deja-vu All Over Again in Congress

The U.S. wind energy posted remarkable results in 2013 despite getting off to a rocky start. Though new transmission capacity means U.S. wind…
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Water-Energy Nexus: Utah Approves Largest Solar Power Park

Scatec's Red Hills Renewable Energy Park will generate green jobs and revenue for local landowners and the state, as well as 80 megawatts…
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Wind Power Is Reducing Electricity Rates; Pays Back Tax Credit 17 Times Over

Wind energy is now the cheapest means of generating electricity in many parts of the U.S., thanks in no small part to the…
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AT&T, EDF Promote Conservation Toolkit In Water-Stressed U.S. Cities

Working together at the water-energy nexus, AT&T and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have developed a toolkit to help businesses reduce water and…
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UN Report Highlights Risks (And Rewards) At The Water-Energy Nexus

Governance at the water-energy nexus will determine the fate, well-being and livelihoods of many millions in this and generations to come, the U.N.…
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Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency on the Rise in Indian Country

In tune with traditional Native American values and culture, Native Americans are increasingly turning to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives as a…
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The Urgent Need to Forge a ‘Low-Carbon, Water-Smart Electricity Future’

The U.S. can meet its energy and water needs by pursuing a "renewables-and-efficiency" path, according to a new report from the "Energy and…