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Empower CEO recognised for "pivotal role" in cooling sector

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar has been honoured in recognition of his “pivotal role” in enhancing the district cooling sector in the Middle East, promoting Empower internationally, and supporting global drives towards environmental sustainability over the...


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Empower ready to meet growing demand for district cooling services in hotels

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Empower has announced its readiness to meet the growing demand for district cooling services, especially in the hospitality sector, as the UAE outperforms key European markets in the number of hotel rooms under construction. Statistics shows that the...


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World has to decarbonise, gas is the biggest challenge: ENGIE

Hatem Hussein, Emirates News Agency Summary ABU DHABI, 12th September, 2019 (WAM) -- Energy providers need to adapt to a new decarbonised and digital world to successfully meet the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, said Dr. Michael Webber, Chief Science and Technology Officer...


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Singapore Institute of Technology is to have a new smart campus

Shamini Priya, Open Gov Summary There is a new smart school campus in town which is the first of its kind in South-east Asia to have a multi-energy micro-grid network. The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will be having a new campus which will employ technology and innovation...


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Abu Dhabi DoE, State Grid Corporation of China Set Stage for New Phase of Cooperation

Sumaira FH, Urdu Point Summary ABU DHABI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 11th Sep, 2019) The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, DoE, Host Sponsor of the 24th World Energy Congress , being held in Abu Dhabi from 9th to 12th September , 2019 , has signed a...


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World's first unmanned district cooling plant 80% complete

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary T he world’s first unmanned and fully-automated district cooling plant is now 80% complete, Empower has announced. The district cooling services provider, led by CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar, reports that construction on its Jumeirah Village facility is edging...


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PDDC to provide energy-efficient solutions to PBCom Tower

Iris Gonzales, The Philippine Star Summary MANILA, Philippines — Gotianun-owned Filinvest Land Inc., along with its joint venture partner Engie Services Philippines, has signed an agreement to provide energy-efficient solutions to Lucio Co’s PBCom Tower. The Philippine DCS Development Corp. ...


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Absorption Chillers Market 2019-2023 | Evolving Opportunities with Johnson Controls and Shuangliang Eco-Energy Systems | Technavio

Business Wire Summary LONDON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Technavio has been monitoring the global absorption chillers market since 2016 and the market is poised to grow by USD 200.35 million during 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of close to 4% during the forecast period. “Absorption...


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Abu Dhabi introduces district cooling regulations

Tom Oxtoby, MEP Middle East Summary Abu Dhabi Government has become the first administration in the Middle East to set up a complete integrated regulations system for district cooling. The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) made the announcement after the policy was rubberstamped by the...


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Sidewalk Labs and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch infrastructure company

CBC Summary Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and affiliate Sidewalk Labs are partnering with the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan to launch a new company that invests in North American infrastructure. The spin-out of Sidewalk Labs called Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, plans to hold,...