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SDG 7: UNEP Implements District Cooling Phase in 6 Major Indian Cities

Devdiscourse News Desk Summary United Nations Environment Programme has started promoting district cooling initiatives in 6 major Indian cities. The initiative is currently underway in Amravati, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune, Rajkot and Thane. ISHRAE through its pan India presence is creating...


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India advances ground-breaking plan to keep planet and people cool

UN Environment Summary India’s new comprehensive Cooling Action Plan targets an increase in sustainable cooling for the good of its population, while helping to fight climate change Four years after temperatures hit the high forties in India, claiming over 2,000 lives, parts of the...

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UAE-based district cooling firm Tabreed appoints new CEO

MEP Middle East Summary UAE-based district cooling provider National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) appointed Bader Saeed Al Lamki as the company’s new CEO, effective 21 April 2019. Khaled Al Qubaisi, chairman of Tabreed, commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Bader Al Lamki to Tabreed....

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Tabreed Signs First District Cooling Concession in India

Utilities Middle East Summary National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based international cooling provider, has entered into a 30 year concession for a contracted cooling capacity of 20,000 refrigeration tons (RTs) with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development...


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Green mission: Amaravati buildings to get centralised cooling system

Syed Akbar, The Times of India Summary Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) has finalised an action plan to give green rating to all buildings in the upcoming capital city Amaravati. As a move in the direction, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will...


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Cooling Smart Cities, Rajkot leads the way

Press Release, UN Environment Rajkot, first Indian city to include district cooling in their Smart City Plan $49 million district cooling project in Rajkot to save up to 50% of Co2 and electricity, significantly reducing harmful refrigerants and reducing peak demand up to 30MW. District...


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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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Richard Branson and the Indian government are offering $3 million to reinvent air conditioning

AJ Willingham, CNN Summary It's pretty obvious that air conditioning is a necessary technology. Living in stifling heat isn't just uncomfortable, it's dangerous, which makes the fact that air conditioning is bad for our environment a difficult pill to swallow. After all, you can't just give...


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DES a viable solution to India's ever-growing energy demand

Business Standard Summary With the development of modern District Energy System (DES), which offers heating and cooling services through a blend of technologies, India can combat the ever-growing primary energy demand in cities. According to experts, DES supplies "heating...


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Dawn of modern district energy

Bansi Shukla, Millennium Post Summary Based on assessment carried out in five cities, the Government of India’s focus on this new technology will redefine the energy paradigm in India The primary energy demand in our country has escalated from about 450 million tons of oil equivalent ...