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‘District Cooling needs to become the new normal’

Climate Control Middle East Summary Erik Solheim, Head of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), speaks exclusively to Climate Control Middle East on the progress of global support for the Kigali Amendment, the uptake of District Energy and its viability for the region, how policy paves...


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Thane, 1st in India to have district cooling system under UNEP

Naveeta Singh, Daily News & Analysis India Thane Municipal Corporation Summary Thane has been in the forefront of environment friendly initiatives and the city has now become the first in the country to have a district cooling system. It was selected by the UNEP (United Nations...


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To fight climate change, we have to make cooling a hot topic

Hannah Koh, Eco-business Summary Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is causing an environmental crisis. How can cooling become a hot topic for policymakers? A lack of understanding of the...


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Empower Emphasizes Key Role of District Cooling in Meeting Decarbonization Targets Under UAE Transformation Map

Press Release, Albawaba District cooling’s significant contribution to the global initiative towards energy efficiency, if incorporated from the planning stage of infrastructure development, could address a crucial aspect of the UAE’s key targets in its transformation, said Ahmad Bin Shafar,...


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Revolving fund for energy efficiency launched; five cities to benefit

Jyoti Mukul, Business Standard Summary Major portion of GEF financing would come from Asian Development Bank; 5 cities to get global help for cooling, heating systems. Global Environment Facility (GEF), with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), have launched a revolving fund for three...


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Danfoss, partners to set up district cooling pilot project in India

Debjoy Sengupta, The Economic Times Summary DENMARK: Danfoss’ Indian arm, Danfoss Industries, United Nations Initiative on Sustainable Energy for All and a bunch of partner companies, has planned a district cooling pilot project in India. Thane, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar, Pune...


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Dubai’s Leading Experience in District Cooling to Be Showcased at High-Level Meetings in India

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and member of IDEA, will highlight Dubai’s leading experience as a global city in leading the adoption of district cooling systems (DCS) in a...


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Energy News: Partnerships and Tools on Clean Energy Aim to Contribute to Multiple SDGs

STEFAN JUNGCURT PH.D., IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub Summary 25 September 2017: Switching to renewable energy sources not only contributes directly to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action), but can also support achieving multiple other SDGs, including SDG 3 (Good health...


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District cooling 'key to energy storage in future'

Trade Arabia Summary District cooling and tri-generation will play an increasingly vital role in the storing and integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the future, said an engineering consultancy expert. “We are all aware that renewables are on the way to becoming the...


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UN Environment & China join forces on efficient district energy

UN Environment, EuroHeat & Power Summary UN Environment and the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) today joined forces to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use in Chinese cities, and so contribute to the fight against climate change. The...