Archive for April, 2024

Floating Solar Pioneer Inks Deal To Green India’s Reservoirs

Via Recharge News, a report on India which has an estimated 300GW of floating solar potential but has realized less than 350MW of this to date, says World Bank: A Norwegian floating solar pioneer will help transform Indian reservoirs into green power generators after signing a deal with the state’s national hydropower company. Ocean Sun has […]

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Texas Companies Eye Pecos River Watershed for Oilfield Wastewater

Via Inside Climate News, a report on Texas companies interest in the Pecos River watershed as a destination to discharge treated produced water: These days the Pecos River barely fills its dry, sandy bed where it crosses West Texas, but the river could be poised to flow again — with treated oilfield wastewater.  Companies are racing […]

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Is Hydropower Aging Out of the Clean Energy Race?

Via Anthropocene Magazine, a look at hydropower: the original carbon-free power source is the only renewable whose share is shrinking: It all started so well. Within three years of the first hydropower project at an English inventor’s home in 1878, there was an electricity plant at Niagara Falls, and soon many more around the world. For most […]

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Water Scarcity and Clean Energy Collide in South Texas

Via Inside Climate News, a report on a high-tech chemical company that has purchased the last available water in the Nueces River to make hydrogen and ammonia for export: A New Jersey-based chemical company, Avina Clean Hydrogen Inc., has purchased the last available water supply from the Nueces River of South Texas, raising concerns of regional […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
As the scarcity of water and energy continues to grow, the linkage between these two critical resources will become more defined and even more acute in the months ahead.  This blog is committed to analyzing and referencing articles, reports, and interviews that can help unlock the nascent, complex and expanding linkages between water and energy -- The Watergy Nexus -- and will endeavor to provide a central clearinghouse for insightful articles and comments for all to consider.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has held a lifelong interest in environmental and conservation issues, primarily as they relate to freshwater scarcity, renewable energy, and national park policy.  Working from a water-scarce base in Las Vegas with his wife and son, he is the founder of Water Politics, an organization dedicated to the identification and analysis of geopolitical water issues arising from the world’s growing and vast water deficits, and is also a co-founder of SmartMarkets, an eco-preneurial venture that applies web 2.0 technology and online social networking innovations to motivate energy & water conservation.  He previously worked for an independent power producer in Central Asia; co-authored an article appearing in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, titled: “The Water Ethic: The Inexorable Birth Of A Certain Alienable Right”; and authored an article appearing in the inaugural issue of Johns Hopkins University's Global Water Magazine in July 2010 titled: “H2Own: The Water Ethic and an Equitable Market for the Exchange of Individual Water Efficiency Credits.”