Water and energy are linked. It takes water to make energy (electricity and transportation fuels) and it takes energy to move, heat and treat water. When you save energy you also save water.
Data Center Water Usage: Tackling Challenges Amid Historic Droughts, Wildfires
Data center water usage in the United States is growing, even as the country struggles with growing water shortages. Data center water usage is growing year over year. The water use is primarily dedicated to dissipating heat produced by server farms that house data centers. According to one industry analyst, a 15-megawatt data center can […]
All Renewable Power Could Mean 95 Percent Cut in Water Consumption
A study by LUT University (Finland) found that 100 percent renewable power could cut water consumption up to 95 percent over conventional. Renewable power, in this case, is solar and wind, while conventional is coal, natural gas and nuclear-power generation. Renewable energy (as well as nuclear) emits no greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, […]
Fracking Water Use And Wastewater Production Rates Are Exploding
A recent study entitled the “Intensification of the water footprint of hydraulic fracturing” has caused a stir among observers of the petroleum-product extraction technique due to its implications in water-stressed areas. A Duke University team led by Avner Vengosh, a well-known scientist studying the hydraulic fracturing (fracking), recorded huge surges in water use in the […]