01 Aug '11, 8pm

How Wind & Solar Can Help Solve the Global Water Crisis (Video)

There are a number of pressing considerations we must be making as we move to adapt the global energy mix to a world faced with numerous environmental crises. Certainly, climate change is chief among these, and moving towards low carbon fuels should be a top priority. The amount of traditional pollution emitted must be watched as well. But we've also got to start paying a lot more attention to how much water our various energy sources suck down ... We're going to be facing a number of global water crises in coming years: Climate change is drying out already arid areas and shrinking glaciers that people depend on for drinking water. Burgeoning populations are further straining water supplies in much of the world. So hooking up these regions in particular to energy sources that don't consume too much water will be a top priority. And so Rina Bohle Zeller of Vestas, the world...

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