Monday, December 08, 2008

Arizona's water and power supplies intertwined

The Arizona Republic
By Shaun McKinnon

But changing a light bulb and soaping up faster are not separate acts. Energy and water are tightly connected, each requiring copious amounts of the other and each increasingly vulnerable to volatile supplies of the other. The connection is even more pronounced in Arizona and the wide-open West, where moving water where it's needed, often uphill, consumes enough power to light whole cities. More >>