The Editor’s Take: June 2010

IEEE Spectrum’s Editor in Chief Susan Hassler and Senior Editor Sam Moore Introduce the Water Energy Nexus

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Our June issue is about  “The Water-Energy Nexus.” It sounds wonky, but it’s a subject about which you’ll inevitably be hearing more and more.  In coming years, we’ll undoubtedly face the quandaries of the Water-Energy Nexus because many renewable technologies come with big water tradeoffs. IEEE Spectrum’s Senior Editor, Sam Moore, is with us to discuss the special report, and acquaint us with some of the stories. So Sam, I think we should start by talking about how much water do we use to make energy? Can you give us some numbers, analogies for understanding the numbers? The reasons behind the numbers?

Check out the rest of the special report: Water vs Energy.