Which brings me back to Bermuda - upgrade your damn desalination plant, you're surrounded by water! They even built the plant to operate at double it's current capacity and aren't utilizing it.
Maybe someone more familiar with the situation in Bermuda can explain things, but I would imagine that almost all the energy in Bermuda still comes from imports of fossil fuels. Isn't most of the operating cost of salt water desalination the cost of that energy? I don't think anyone believes fossil fuel prices are going anywhere but up in the long term, and I haven't gotten the impression that desalination efficiency is radically improving by massive amounts. So is the Bermuda situation almost a classic case of supply and demand, where consumption is limited not by availability (larger desalination plants) but by the cost of production?