Daniel Kammen is interviewed on the expected rise of water demand by different types of solar power plants, such as solar thermal plants which need water for the wet-cooling process or solar trough power plants. Problems of water scarcity with their implications on local communities and the environment seem to be especially prevalent in the west of the US. However, these issues are likely to become contentious all over the country as the population grows further and intensive renewable energy development spreads.
Alternative Energy Projects Stumble on a Need for Water
The New York Times, Todd Woody