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Canadian communities are tapping into greener ways to heat and cool buildings

Emily Chung, CBC News Summary During the cold, snowy winters in much of Canada, many of us rely on furnaces, boilers and baseboard heaters to keep our homes and offices comfortable — and hope they don't suddenly quit during a cold snap. But what if you didn't need any heating equipment in...


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ENGIE CEO speaks at World Climate Summit in NYC

Summary Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, spoke at the World Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd, 2019 as part of the session, People Centered Action Now . Full Speech Mister Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe we all feel and say the same: we live...


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Modern District Energy Systems Crucial to Climate Targets

Global Data Technology, POWER Technology Summary Modern district energy systems are the most effective approach for many cities to transition to sustainable heating and cooling. This is achieved by improving energy efficiency and enabling higher shares of renewables. Modern district energy...


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UNEP Global District Energy in Cities Initiative China Project National Workshop 14 October

UN Environment Summary The UNEP DES Initiative China Project's national workshop on 14 October 2019 in Beijing as well as the Capacity Building Training Sessions on 16-17 October in Xi'an Chanba Eco-District. The rapid assessment results of the selected 5 cities in China will be presented...


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In Support of Climate Action, Cool Coalition Partners Announce Huge Push on Efficient, Climate-friendly Cooling

UN Environment Summary As the world gathered for the Climate Action Summit today, partners of the Cool Coalition announced major new commitments on efficient, climate-friendly cooling which can make a huge positive impact on climate change, help achieve sustainable development and save...


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Empower highlights importance of district cooling at 'Energy Action Forum'

Emirates News Agency Summary DUBAI, 23rd September, 2019 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has participated in the ‘Energy Action Forum’, at the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit 2019, which is currently taking place at the UN headquarters in New York. ...


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In the face of worsening climate crisis, UN Summit to deliver new pathways and practical actions to shift global response into higher gear

Climate Action Summit Press Release Summary Leaders from government, business, and civil society today are to announce potentially far-reaching steps to confront climate change at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York. As carbon pollution, temperatures, and...


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Underground water pipes: Another way for cities to keep cool

Amelie Bottolier-Depois, Tech Explore Summary As Paris swelters in record-breaking heat, visitors to some of the French capital's iconic landmarks are being kept cool without even knowing it by a labyrinthine network of underground water pipes. With climate change making hot weather...


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Empower: District Cooling Is Environmentally-Friendly and Saves Energy

Albawaba Summary In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other...


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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...