Extracting drinking water for domestic use from seawater is not as expensive as made out apparently:And if the 7kWh/tonne the article talks about came from wind (or, hey, why not wave or tidal?) generation, it would have no carbon footprint nor use any expensive imported fuels.Desalination is also a process that, unlike most uses of electricity, does not have to be done "on demand" - a large quantity of water can be desalinated while the wind is blowing and used when it is not.PetraM
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