The Green New Deal phrase is credited to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. In 2007, he wrote an article introducing the idea: “The New Deal was not built on a magic bullet but on a broad range of programs and industrial projects to revitalize America. Ditto for an energy New Deal.
The water-energy nexus is a term used to describe the interdependence between water and energy in our lives. In the development of master planned communities, the water-energy nexus is front and center and has yet to realize its full potential.