The Nexus between Water, Energy and Climate: Creating a Resource Efficient Economy

The Royal Danish Embassy and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a Congressional forum focused on how Denmark, which currently holds the Presidency of the European Union (EU), is meeting the economic, environmental, and energy challenges of the 21st Century. Denmark's Minister for Trade and Investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, was the keynote speaker for the event. Minister Dyhr focused on the nexus of energy, water and climate.

Jes Munk Hansen, CEO of Grundfos North America, went on to explain the enormous green potential of more efficient water pumps. He pointed out that over 20 percent of our energy is used to move water from place to place, and that by installing more efficient pumps, one could substantially cut this energy consumption.

The president of Novozymes North America, Adam Monroe, concluded the briefing with an overview of his company's innovations in biofuels and biobased products, with its development of new, more effective enzymes.

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