BufferThe most common question I field when I mention desalination is, “Doesn’t that take a lot of energy?” The truth is, yes, it does. That’s why you’ll not hear me advocate for desalination without strongly insisting on complementary conservation. We must redouble our conservation efforts by upgrading infrastructure intelligently and in no way excuse wasteful [...]
BlueTech methods mitigate the causes of climate change by making efficient use of water, thereby making efficient use of energy, reducing fossil fuel extraction (thereby reducing water usage still further) and reducing the release of pollutants like CO2 and mercury into the atmosphere and water supply.
Worldwide desalting capacity is projected to increase by 50 million cubic meters per day over the next six years, according to a recent study by Pike Research.
Meanwhile, annual spending on desalination will double by 2016, from $8.3b to $16.6 billion. Spending will total $87.8 billion during that time period.
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