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News - August 17, 2011

County looks to reduce greenhouse gases

by Barbara Wood

Desalinization plants, bike paths, electric vehicle recharging stations, native meadows instead of front lawns, local agriculture and walkable communities were all part of a vision for a more energy-efficient San Mateo County contributed by participants in a workshop in Redwood City last week.

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Comments

Posted by Reality Check, a resident of another community
on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I don't see how desalination plants are "green" or contribute to cutting GHGs. Desalination <Web Link; "typically uses extremely large amounts of energy as well as specialized, expensive infrastructure, making it very costly compared to the use of fresh water from rivers or groundwater."

What's worse, the fresh water produced is typically to justify or support more GHG-generating development.