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InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund Partners with Creative Energy

Press Release, Globe Newswire TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. (“InstarAGF”) today announced that the InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund has agreed to acquire a 50% equity interest in Creative Energy (“Creative Energy”), a member of IDEA and a...


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Empower: district cooling contributes to combating climate change

Press Release, Emirates News Agency DUBAI, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, a member of IDEA, has confirmed its readiness to provide reliable and scalable cooling solutions in line with the UAE Future Foresight Strategy, which aims to...


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Emicool earns GC-mark certifications for district cooling

Nikhil Pereira, ConstructionWeekOnline.com Summary Dubai Investments’ wholly-owned subsidiary and district cooling service provider Emirates District Cooling (Emicool), a member of IDEA, has won the ISO, OSHAS and Global Conformity [GC-Mark] certifications. The company has received the ISO...


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Singapore Is Creating a Subterranean Master Plan

Gregory Scruggs, Next City Summary Yingxin Zhou works as a mining engineer in a country with no mines. He’s from Singapore, a city-state of 5.6 million residents spread over just 277 square miles. “We don’t have gold, oil, or diamonds,” he said at this week’s World Urban Forum 9 . “But we...


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Allied, Enwave and Riocan to accelerate expansion of thermal energy system in Toronto

Press Release, News Wire New thermal energy storage tanks at 'The Well' development will provide year-round, low-carbon cooling and heating services to Toronto's downtown west. TORONTO , Feb. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - Allied Properties REIT ("Allied") (TSX: AP.UN), Enwave Energy Corporation ...


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NYPA to Re-Think Albany Microgrid Following Pressure to Add Renewables

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. Summary Under pressure from local advocates, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it will take a second look at plans for a 16-MW Albany microgrid project to see if it can incorporate renewable energy. As...


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Harvard University Aims to be Fossil Fuel-Free by 2050

Kristine E. Guillaume and Jamie D. Halper, The Harvard Crimson Summary Harvard plans to become fossil fuel-free by 2050, University President Drew G. Faust announced in an email sent to University affiliates Tuesday. “Harvard will seek to become fossil fuel free by 2050 by meeting our energy...


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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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Pioneering energy plant to be next development at Newcastle's Science Central

Coreena Ford, Chronical Live How the Newcastle Energy Centre could look (Image: Engie - Newcastle City Council planning portal) Summary A super-efficient energy system to power Newcastle’s Science Central marks the next phase in the multimillion-pound development. Plans have been...


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Tabreed explores growth opportunities in markets beyond GCC

Sarmad Khan, The National Tabreed plans to expand its footprint beyond the Arabian Gulf. Jumana El Heloueh / Reuters Summary The National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) is looking at growth opportunities in the Middle East beyond its Arabian Gulf footprint, its chief financial...