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Water, Water everywhere?

Calculated on a per-capita basis, Malta is the ninth thirstiest country in the world. We are extracting groundwater from our aquifers at a rate that is more than twice the sustainable rate (possibly more, but we do not know for certain, as the greater part of the extraction is illegal) - which means that this precious strategic resource will be rendered useless during our lifetime.

Sixty per cent of our potable water supply comes from energy-intensive desalination (RO) plants, making the Water Services Corporation (WSC) the single largest consumer of electricity in Malta. The balance is made up of groundwater, which has to be blended with RO water in order to make it potable and meet EU Drinking Water quality standards. The dependence on RO water has been increasing year after year, so as to make good for the consistent deterioration in the quality of our groundwater supplies.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2008 12:00
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Directive 2002/91/EC of the European Parliament and Council on energy efficiency of buildings was adopted on December 16, 2002, and came into force on January 4, 2003.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is considered an important legislative component of the EU's energy efficiency activities.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 19:33
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