November 2012

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HP Integration Strategies: The energy water nexus

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 inde..

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

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. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBSD’s) Vision 2050 Project explores the ways in which the approximately nine billion people are projected to be living in

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