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District cooling firm Tabreed reports 13% profit increase for H1

Arabian Business Summary Tabreed reported a 13% increase in first half profits, driven by the acquisition of an 80% stake in Downtown Dubai district cooling business from Emaar in Q2 this year. The company reported net profit of AED224.3m (up from AED199.36m), while revenue increased by 6%...


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How Cities are Using Nature to Keep Heatwaves at Bay

UN Environment Programme Summary The more the planet warms, the more cities are finding they need new ways to keep urban temperatures down and protect their residents. Heatwaves are already by far the deadliest weather-related disasters in Europe; 140,000 deaths associated with 83 heatwaves...


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Empower provides district cooling services to three stations of Dubai Metro Route 2020

Empower Press Release Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world''''s largest district cooling services provider, announced that the company is providing district cooling services at a capacity of 2,100 refrigeration ton (RT), to three stations in the AED11...


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Cool plan: Study Says Better Aircon Can Slow Global Warming

StarTribune Summary Making air conditioners and fridges more energy efficient and using more climate-friendly refrigerants can significantly slow global warming, according to a U.N.-backed report released Friday. The report published by the U.N. Environment Program and the International...


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Province providing $20M for University of Lethbridge Heating Upgrade

Lethbridge Herald Summary The Alberta government is providing $20 million to upgrade the University of Lethbridge’s district heating and cooling centre, which will create about 112 jobs in the Lethbridge area. The district heating and cooling centre is located in the original University...


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Smart city of Rajkot declared the National Winner of WWF’s global One Planet City Challenge 2020

India Education Diary Summary The One Planet City Challenge is WWF’s biennial global challenge that recognizes cities for their ambitions and innovative actions in sectors such as energy, buildings, transport, and waste, to power the global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient...


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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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Empower Continues Its Commitment to Implement International Standards

Albawaba Business Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)announced that it has successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management...


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Empower Launches Campaign to Rationalize District Cooling Energy Consumption

Emirates News Agency Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has launched a consumption rationalisation campaign under the theme ’Set your AC at 24 C Auto and Save’. The campaign will run until the end of summer and aims to encouraging its customers to rationalise...


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New Grand Rapids Steam Plant Owner Eyes Expansion Amid Downtown Growth

MiBiz Summary Since the late 1800s, downtown Grand Rapids has been equipped with a network of pipes that heat buildings with steam generated from a series of boilers across from Van Andel Arena. Known as district energy, the concept is seeing a revitalization as a clean energy tool,...