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Empower Organises Summer Training Programme for Emirati Youth in the District Cooling Sector

Albawaba Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) launched this year’s professional summer training programme for national graduates and institute students with a view to encouraging them to engage in the promising district cooling sector. A group of students have been...


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Coronavirus: Investing in green recovery could create 1.6 million new jobs

Yahoo! News Summary Investing in green recovery is the “best way” to boost the UK economy after the coronavirus pandemic, and could create 1.6 million new jobs, a new report has found. Think tank IPPR is urging the government to invest in a jobs-led recovery plan focused on helping the UK...


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Empower Successfully Performs Over 63,700 Online Transactions

Emirates News Agency Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has announced that it successfully performed over 63,700 transactions for different segments of its customers in Dubai since the activation of the remote work platform until the resumption of in-house...


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Falling Renewable, Storage Costs Make 90% Carbon-Free US Grid Feasible by 2035, UC Berkeley Finds

Utility Dive Summary Unemployment da ta indicates that around 600,000 people working in clean energy lost their jobs in March and April alone, Bob Keefe, executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), told Utility Dive. But "these aren't jobs that have disappeared. These are jobs...


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The next hot building amenity is clean air

Yahoo! Finance Summary The best offices have meditation rooms and gourmet lunches. A high-end apartment building might have a dog park. But tenants and building owners have a new priority amenity: clean air. The novel coronavirus pandemic brought heightened attention to air quality and...


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After Coronavirus, Office Workers Might Face Unexpected Health Threats

New York Times Summary Stagnant plumbing systems in emptied commercial buildings could put returning employees at risk of Legionnaires’ and other illnesses. When you finally return to work after the lockdown, coronavirus might not be the only illness you need to worry about contracting...


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Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson warns of possible in-year cuts to $2.8-billion infrastructure plan for 2020 without help from senior governments

Edmonton Journal Summary Edmonton city council is poised to back most of the $2.8 billion in construction projects approved for 2020, but Mayor Don Iveson is warning the plan may require cuts during the year if senior governments don’t provide funding. A pending motion filed by Iveson...


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ENGIE Solutions Provides Smart Building Services to Group 42’s High Throughput COVID-19 Detection Lab

Utilities Summary ENGIE Solutions, an international company dealing with provision of zero-carbon energy and innovative integrated facilities management solutions, is providing Group 42 (G42), a leading artificial intelligence and cloud computing company, with cutting edge, technology...


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In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

New York Times Summary The coronavirus has pushed the coal industry to once-unthinkable lows, and the consequences for climate change are big. The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record, new...


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Minister Mckenna Unveils Set-Aside Infrastructure Funds for COVID-19 Response

Sussex Press Release Summary In an interview Tuesday, May 12 with the Canadian Press, Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna provided an update on her efforts to flow infrastructure funding to provinces and territories and revealed that the federal government will allocate...