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Innovative FRP Composites Wrap Up Structural Repairs on Campuses

New wet-layup tunnel repair method proves faster, less expensive and far less disruptive of academic activities than conventional repair methods Workers apply carbon fiber mats soaked in epoxy resin to stabilize the tunnels that crisscross under the University of Arizona campus. TUSCON...

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Energy use in Indian cities - A case for district energy systems

Ameya Pimpalkhare, Observer Research Foundation Summary A recent report from Oxford Economics stated that 17 among the top 20 fastest growing cities in the world are based in India. Surat tops the list of top 10 cities estimated to grow at the fastest pace in the world between 2019 and...


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Academic: Oil and gas boilers should be banned across Europe by 2030

Frederic Simon, EURACTIV Summary Carbon emissions from residential heating can be drastically reduced if Europe agrees a ban on new oil and gas boiler installations by 2030 at the latest, according to a Danish researcher who led an EU-wide study to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector. ...


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PG&E Bankruptcy Tests Who Will Pay for California Wildfires

Ivan Penn, Thomas Fuller and Lisa Friedman, The New York Times Summary Pacific Gas and Electric workers in Paradise, Calif. on Monday. The company, facing billions of dollars in liability claims from two years of wildfires, sees bankruptcy protection as "the only viable option." (Photo:...


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Here's how to build energy infrastructures fit for the future

Cedrik Neike, Siemens, World Economic Forum Summary One key characteristic of modern civilization is its dependence on critical infrastructures such as those used for providing power, transportation and water. These infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, intelligent and...


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Empower: Investing in Infrastructure is Our Top Priority in 2019

Press Release, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, continues strive to develop its infrastructure that support the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and...


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Resilience in HVAC Design

Eric Nyenhuis and Ken Robinson, Facility Executive Summary R ome was not built in a day, and neither is resilient HVAC infrastructure. It requires vision, focus, and collaboration bringing together varied expertise around common goals such as efficiency, reliability, ease of maintenance, and...


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Green Banks Mobilize US $41 Billion for Clean Energy Ahead of 2019 Target

Chloe Whitewater, SDG Knowledge HUB Summary 28 November 2018: At the Sixth Annual Green Bank Congress in Shanghai, the Green Bank Network announced that its members closed transactions that are expected to mobilize US$41 billion in financing for green infrastructure projects and low carbon...


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Infrastructure fund of First State buys 85% of Estonian energy producer Utilias

The Baltic Course Summary The European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II SPSc (EDIF II), a dedicated long-term infrastructure fund managed by the Australian investment company First State Investments, has become a financial investor in Estonia’s largest district heating company OU Utilitas,...


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Empower Stresses Contributing for Sustainable Development by Adopting District Cooling Solutions With Digital Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Applications

Press Release, Empower, Albawaba Business Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has urged key urban developers around the world and the most influential individuals in the construction sector, on the importance of...