The linked article is more towards the legal aspects of energy conservation, but as infrastructure maintenance professionals, we need to read between the lines to understand how all we could conserve energy.
Waste heat recovery is definitely a less travelled path in older facilities. We waste much energy through heat exchangers and cooling towers. The amount of heat thus wasted could have been fruitfully used elsewhere.
The article will definitely provide food for your thoughts.
Energy incentives are a win-win for new plants
Energy Expert, Peter Garforth says break the heat recovery paradox and replace tax breaks with energy incentives.