20 Feb '12, 3am

The nexus of water and energy, by Liew Yien Phin

Did you know a single query on Google consumes a tenth of a teaspoon of water? Multiply that by 293 million searches, and more than one million litres of water is consumed through Google searches every day. And Google is already one of the most energy-efficient search engines in the world, using only half the energy of a typical data centre for each search query. There is a relationship between the water we drink and energy we consume, and it is much deeper than we can imagine. Using one inflicts a cost on the other. It takes energy to produce water, and water to produce energy. This is the nexus of water and energy – and it must quickly rise on the agendas of government planners and utility providers . Water for energy; energy for water Water is a key resource in power generation. For instance, China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, relies so heavily on...

Full article: http://www.eco-business.com/blog/the-nexus-of-water-and-e...

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