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US GSA Seeks Information on Grid Interactive Technologies for Buildings

Peter Maloney, Microgrid Knowledge Summary The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a request for information (RFI) for grid-interactive technologies and services that provide energy savings and load flexibility for buildings. The RFI, issued in coordination with the Department of...


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Cities can fight climate change and improve lives by finding new ways to be cool

United Nations Environment Programme Summary Life has always been hotter in cities. Concrete soaking up and radiating sunlight, and the concentration of people, cars and machinery crank up the temperatures, making them on average 5–9°C warmer than rural areas. This has led to fast growth of...


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Decades-Old Technology Offers a Greener Way to Cool Buildings

Will Mathis, Bloomberg Summary Four decades after it supplied its last coal to the Netherlands, a shuttered mine near the German border is feeding low-emission air conditioning to homes nearby. The cooling system collects some of the millions of gallons of water held in flooded mine shafts...


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Optimum Energy Builds Innovation Portfolio with New Patent for Whole-Campus HVAC Optmization

Optimum Energy Summary SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2019— Optimum Energy continues to advance smart building technology and scale up energy efficiency potential with a new patent issued this month, which adds to the HVAC specialist’s technology advantage in optimizing building environmental systems...


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Empower highlights importance of district cooling at 'Energy Action Forum'

Emirates News Agency Summary DUBAI, 23rd September, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has participated in the ‘Energy Action Forum’, at the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit 2019, which is currently taking place at the UN headquarters in New York. ...


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3 Ways to Accelerate the Energy Transition

Kim Fausing, World Economic Forum Summary We are running out of time to meet the Paris Agreement and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on sustainable energy – “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. We therefore need to...


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Masdar and EDF to Establish Energy Services Company

Energy Central Summary Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and French low-carbon electricity leader, EDF, have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture energy services company (Esco). At a special ceremony at the World Energy...


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ASU completes $35 million in summer upgrades

Arizona State University Summary While most students escape the summer heat to enjoy a much-deserved break, Arizona State University makes a host of needed enhancements to its campuses between May and August. By aligning the many departments that work to improve and repair campus facilities,...


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Petrol to Help T Plus Optimize District Heating Systems in Russia, Work with Schneider Electric

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Slovenian energy Petrol has signed a memorandum with T Plus Group, Russia’s largest privately-owned heat and power company, to take part in projects to optimize district heating in the regions where T Plus is present, marking the Slovenian company’s entry to...


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Grundfos launches Distributed Pumping System to meet Asia's sustainable cooling needs

Eco-Business Summary Rising temperatures across the world has cast a spotlight on the need to provide cooling in cities without overburdening urban power grids and in turn further contributing to climate change. In response, Grundfos has launched its Distributed Pumping System in Asia, which...