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The energy water nexus

11.01.2012  |  Miller, Paul,  ARC Advisory Group, Dedham, Massachusetts

Keywords: [water] [process water] [waste water] [power generation] [utilities]

Whether or not you subscribe to the global warming and “peak oil” arguments, it is clear to almost everyone in the industrial world that “business as usual” is not sustainable indefinitely. Fossil fuels are becoming harder and more expensive to extract. The nuclear option is being taken off the table in many countries. Wind- and solar-electricity generation are still not baseload solutions-—they may never be. And many regions are already suffering some degree of water stress.

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