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Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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Sep 2, 2013 - Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council - renewableenergyworld.com
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"You never miss the water till the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear and present danger. This is no surprise considering 85 percent of the world’s population lives in the driest half of the planet. The United Nations estimates that, already, 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases, with a child dying from a water-related illness every 21 seconds. ... Read more about Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

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Electricity use and GDP projection

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http://econintersect.com/b2evolution/blog1.php/2013/03/25/electricity-usage-efficiency-5-fold-improvement-in-60-years

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The efficiency of energy use in growing the U.S. economy has made dramatic improvements over the past 60 years.  Before the mid-1980s electrical energy usage grew faster than GDP growth but since then the relationship has reversed.  Projections by the U.S. EIA (U.S. ... Read more about Electricity use and GDP projection

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The urban island effect

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/climatechange/new-clues-about-the-urban-heat-1/42995

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This hypothetical graph shows how daytime and nighttime temperature vary in the vicinity of a large city. Notice how daytime temperature is higher over heat-reflecting buildings and lower over a water body. The urban heat island effect causes cities to run warmer than surrounding rural areas, especially at night. Development produces heat islands by replacing vegetation, particularly forests, with pavement and other urban infrastructure. ... Read more about The urban island effect

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Christopher Kick - Renewable Energy in Turkey.

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Christopher Kick, student from Germany, talks about the results of his investigation on the Renewable Energy in Turkey.

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