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Mayors tout the importance of energy efficiency in meeting climate goals

David Robeiro, ACEEE Summary At the North American Climate Summit this month in Chicago, city officials from several countries recognized energy efficiency as an important emissions reduction strategy. Many described how they are making it part of their climate action plans. The summit...

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£6m fund in place to help develop Cumbria’s low carbon economy

Tom Wilcox, Cumbria Crack Summary A new round of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has been launched to help develop Cumbria’s low carbon economy and renewable energy resources. £6.36m is being made available to help support the county’s drive to shift towards a low...

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Heathcoat invests £3 million in renewable energy

Innovation in Textiles Summary Heathcoat Fabrics, a leading technical textiles specialist, has completed £3 million worth of renewable energy installations at its UK factory in Tiverton, Devon. The site wide projects are expected to reduce Heathcoat’s carbon emissions through increased onsite...


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Delivering low carbon heat

Sam Mackillingin, Local Gov Summary With the recent launch of the Clean Growth Strategy, low carbon heating is now high on the agenda for discussions around the future of energy policy in the UK. Alongside other recent announcements from Ofgem and the Committee on Climate Change it has raised...


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District heating: has its time come?

Meaghan Beatley, YourIs.com Summary D ue to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart...


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The global cooling crisis: What Southeast Asia can do about it

Feng Zengkun, Eco-Business Based on an Eco-Business survey, it was found that people in their countries only have limited awareness of the negative impact of air conditioning and the differences in air conditioner models’ energy efficiency. Image: Arend Veenhuizen , CC BY-SA 3.0 , via...


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How to approach green construction in the tropical zone

Baerbel Epp, Solar Thermal World Photo: BCA Summary While nearly zero energy projects in Europe focus on reducing heat demand, green buildings in tropical Singapore require lower cooling loads. To study and discuss methods to meet cooling needs, construction and energy experts from all...


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Advantages and Costs of Implementation of Seasonal Thermal Storage

Summary This presentation provides an overview of Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) technologies. UTES using either boreholes or aquifers can provide significant economic, environmental, and resiliency benefits. Speaker Mark Worthington, Underground Energy #Presentation #Military...

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VIDEO: An exclusive look at Surrey’s expanding district energy system

Amy Reid, Surrey Now-Leader Surrey’s District Energy Manager Jason Owen at the construction site of what will be Surrey’s first district energy centre. Summary While highrises and other new developments pop up all over the City Centre area, the changes to the landscape are impossible to...


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Denmark is moving convincingly on decarbonisation

Press Release, Wire Service IEA's energy policy review focuses on challenges and opportunities from the growing share of wind power for the Danish electricity and heating sectors. WireService.ca Media Release (11/27/2017) - Denmark remains a global leader in decarbonising its economy and is...