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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...


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The Pride of Being a Green-Oriented Company

Energy Efficiency Business & Industry Summary Eric Alström, VP of Danfoss Power Solutions, proudly tells about the increasingly environmental-friendly measures and solutions the company has adopted and developed over the years. EEBI: COULD YOU GIVE US SOME INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF...


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Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

Naomi Oreskes and Nicholas Stern, The New York Times Summary For some time now it has been clear that the effects of climate change are appearing faster than scientists anticipated. Now it turns out that there is another form of underestimation as bad or worse than the scientific one...