In 18 months, a new company hopes to bring to market an ocean-wave-powered process that supplies potable water, cutting costs and limiting pollution, as compared to traditional desalination systems that require power plants.
The refinery will be powered by renewable geothermal energy. The geothermal energy will be augmented by the refinery’s own carbon-dioxide emissions, which will be recycled to drive the geothermal power plant’s turbines.
The fossil-fuel industry can’t be restored by rolling back the Clean Power Plan or other clean-energy programs. That train has left the station. Trump would do better to catch it and try to direct where it goes.