“When we talk about natural resource constraints on business — such as shortages in water or increases in the cost of energy or agricultural products — we tend to forget how deeply intertwined these commodities are.”
Excellent article from the Harvard Business Review blog showing big business is learning rapidly. Unfortunately most policymakers are at least five years behind.
Very interesting facts in the article:
“… it takes 95 liters of water to produce one kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity; and each year, the US uses 520 billion kilowatt hours — or roughly 13 percent of all electricity consumed — to move, treat, and heat water. With agriculture accounting for roughly 70 percent of water use, you can imagine how complicated it can become to maintain a steady supply of all three to industry, citizens, and municipalities.”