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Energy News: Partnerships and Tools on Clean Energy Aim to Contribute to Multiple SDGs

STEFAN JUNGCURT PH.D., IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub Summary 25 September 2017: Switching to renewable energy sources not only contributes directly to SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and SDG 13 (Climate action), but can also support achieving multiple other SDGs, including SDG 3 (Good health...

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District cooling 'key to energy storage in future'

Trade Arabia Summary District cooling and tri-generation will play an increasingly vital role in the storing and integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the future, said an engineering consultancy expert. “We are all aware that renewables are on the way to becoming the...

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UN Environment & China join forces on efficient district energy

UN Environment, EuroHeat & Power Summary UN Environment and the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP) today joined forces to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy use in Chinese cities, and so contribute to the fight against climate change. The...

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How district energy solutions are changing cities

City Talk, a blog by ICLEI July 26, 2017 Summary An increasing number of cities across the world are getting on board and reaping the benefits of district energy. According to the report District Energy in Cities published by UN Environment in partnership with ICLEI, UN-Habitat and the...

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Global Cooperation Agreement Memorandum of Understanding Signing at IDEA2017

Representatives from Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany/European Union, Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States come together to sign the Global Cooperation Agreement Memorandum of Understanding at IDEA’s 108th Annual Conference and Trade Show. Global...

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A Modern and Efficient Way to Beat the Heat

Pavitra Sriprakash, The New Indian Express June 2, 2017 Summary As Agni Nakshatram ends many generations would nostalgically recall Chitra Pournami and Nila Soru at Marina Beach. People managed entire summers with fans and sea breeze. Nowadays we gasp for air conditioning at every turn to...

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Five Key Factors for Attracting Investments in Energy Efficiency

Balkan Green Energy News June 15, 2017 Summary Eric Mackres, Building Efficiency Manager with the World Resources Institute (WRI) – Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, explains in an interview for the Balkan Green Energy News portal how the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) and Global...

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UAE's Empower participates in 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of Global District Energy in Cities initiative in Paris

Press Release, Zawya May 31, 2017 DUBAI, 31st May, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, has participated in the 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme, UN Environment, which was held...

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Keeping it Cool: Malaysia Looks to District Energy Systems

Feng Zengkun, Eco-Business May 17, 2017 Summary District energy systems, a more sustainable way of cooling and heating buildings, could be key to Malaysia’s climate change mitigation plans as it revs up its development of commercial centres and industrial parks. Eco-Business looks at the...

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District Energy in Cities: Paris

Summary Paris is a densely populated, energy intensive city that is making real progress and commitments to reduce its impact on the environment. In 2004 the territory emitted 25 million tons CO 2 eq and in 2009 a reduction by 2% has been noted. The city is now looking to increase efforts post...