Saturday, April 25, 2015

Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

This is the kind of stupidity that put CA in the predicament it's in now.

Enthusiasm for desalination tends to overlook its high costs, which stem in part from its enormous energy demand and weighty environmental footprint. The modern process, known as reverse osmosis, involves forcing seawater at high pressure through a membrane that screens out the salt, leaving behind a heavily brackish residue.
Where was this guy when CA started building solar and wind power plants? 
One recent study predicts the cost of electricity in California alone could jump 47% over the next 16 years, in part because of the state's shift toward more expensive renewable energy.
Is this guy against renewable energy?  I doubt it.

Water conservation can only take you so far.  Once you're past that you only have three alternative:
desalination, die from lack of water or leave the state.

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