Water Becomes the New Crude and Other Things Posted on April 20, 2021 (August 19, 2021) by Admin Futurarc Years2024 2023 2022 2021 2020 30-day free access to FuturArc App CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary / 1st Quarter 2021 Water Becomes the New Crude and Other Things by Praveen Nair April 20, 2021 The next few years will see water become intensively harnessed for energy purposes. With fossil fuels in limited supply and its utilisation causing great harm to the environment, water could be seen as a cleaner and renewable alternative for energy production. This article will discuss three water-based technologies with respect to energy production. WATER AS REFRIGERANT As the world gets warmer with a more affluent urban population, the demand for energy-intensive cooling is expected to climb. Consequently, energy consumption from the use of air-conditioning units will triple by 20501. Typically, fluorinated chemical refrigerants called hydrocarbons are used to absorb heat to cool warm air inside rooms. These harmful chemicals are later released into the environment when these units are disposed. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues. Previously Published Commentary Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature / 2023A look back at FuturArc’s stories and happenings in 2023 Commentary, Online Exclusive Feature2023A look back at FuturArc’s stories and happenings in 2023 Commentary / 4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Commentary4th Quarter 2023Rebuilding Before Building Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.