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Empower striving to develop digital services

MEP Middle East Summary Ahmad Bin Shafar, Empower CEO, explained that the district cooling services provider is prioritising digital services in 2020, in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy that aims at ending of paper transactions in government framework by 2021. Bin Shafar...


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Pernod Ricard Will Pivot To 100% Renewable Energy By 2025

Forbes Summary Pernod Ricard, the second-biggest alcohol producer in the world, has announced an ambitious plan to shift to 100% renewable electricity by the year 2025. This move will transition all of the group's spirits and wine brands, including Chivas Regal, Havana Club, Jameson, Martell...


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“Empowering youth is critical for UAE” says Abu Dhabi Department of Energy chairman

MEP Middle East Summary “Youth empowerment is paramount to the UAE’s growth”, said Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) chairman HE Awaidha Al Marar on Monday. Speaking at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2020, Al Marar highlighted the importance of harnessing youths to achieve the...


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Toyota Unveils Plan to Build 'City of the Future' in Japan

Smart Cities Dive Summary Toyota announced plans to build a fully connected, prototype city of the future at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. A phased groundbreaking is expected early next year, and Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will be the architects. The 175-acre site, called Woven City...


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Notre Dame Ceases Use of Coal Year Ahead of Schedule, Heeds Pope's Call to Care for Earth

Notre Dame Press Release Summary When the University of Notre Dame was founded, it was envisioned to be a force for good in the world. On Oct. 14, 2019, the institution demonstrated this with the announcement that it had discontinued the use of coal at its power plant, a year sooner than...


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Landmark Agreement Launched to Create Exemplar New Town at Shawfair

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Summary The developers behind the new town of Shawfair have committed to a landmark Sustainable Growth Agreement (SGA) that will accelerate the delivery of a well-designed, sustainable community that promotes wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. The three...


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Carleton Ranks 2nd in Canada and 35th in the World for Campus Sustainability

Carleton Newsroom Summary Carleton University has placed 35th among 780 ranked universities – as well as first in Ontario and second in Canada – in the 2019 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings measuring campus sustainability around the globe. Universities participating in the ranking...


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Empower Sets Clear Vision to Keep Up With Urban Growth, Preserve Natural Resources

Emirates News Agency Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, confirmed that district cooling service is among the globally approved solutions by the UN, to help preserve the environment by efficiently saving energy and water every year. The technology plays a major role...


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'Chilling Prospects' Report Demands Global Action on Cooling Access

Ilana Koegelenberg, Hydrocarbons21 Summary Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), an international environmental group, has released an update to its 2018 study regarding the challenges the developing world faces in providing affordable cooling (refrigeration and comfort cooling) in a...


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Smart sustainability to drive the demand for district cooling systems

Press Release, ZAWYA Summary In the last few years, companies have been making investments in huge projects pertaining to the changing energy landscape. Citing an example, district cooling system service provider, Empower, has recently made an investment of USD 40.8 million for a 14,000 RT...