Futurists forecast that clean drinking water, energy, and even fish will become scarce as human population climbs. Renewable power is ensuring that at least one staple of human existence remains plentiful: alcohol.
A vineyard in Spain is just the latest example of wine and spirits producers turning to clean energy to control operational costs. Scots are using tidal power to blend whiskey, and many beer brewers are recovering wasted energy.
Forbes' Christopher Coats published an article today about how Spain's Matarromera Group took advantage of government solar subsidies to produce more energy than it uses. Scottish distiller Diageo has been using tidal power to provide electricity for eight of its facilities.
Beer brewers are leveraging once wasted byproducts and reclaiming wasted heat:
Sea bass might one day be off the menu, but Alaskan salmon paired with a rioja will still be enjoyed well into the future.
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