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  • Study: Fossil fuels are far less efficient than previously thought
    on July 22, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Fossil fuels, long regarded for their high-energy return on investment, are not as efficient as once thought. In fact, their final yields are not much better than those of renewable options, according to a new study. […]

  • The 150,000-square-meter sky bridge of Shanghai’s 'Rafael Gallery' will be covered in solar
    on July 19, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Solar company Hanergy announced that its thin-film solar modules will cover the 150,000 square meter roof of the ‘Rafael Gallery’ located at a Tech City in Shanghai. […]

  • Stay chilled: Lessons for district cooling from the Gulf Cooperation Council
    on July 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Global demand for air-conditioning is projected to triple over the next 30 years, as the planet warms and urban populations grow, particularly in emerging markets. Meeting that demand will call for significant investments in new cooling infrastructure and the electrical generating capacity necessary to power it. Although traditional cooling technologies are expected to become more efficient in coming years, countries will need to plan for these additional loads, which will be expensive. Emerging markets can also make use of district cooling, an approach that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which consists of six Middle Eastern countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman — have successfully adopted. […]

  • Driven by China, global investment in clean energy falls
    on July 11, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    Worldwide investments in clean energy projects have hit a six-year low. […]

  • Utility partners with climate experts on new carbon emission goals
    on July 11, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Community stakeholders and climate experts from the University of Arizona are helping Tucson Electric Power to build an energy portfolio that supports reliable, affordable and increasingly sustainable service over the next 15 years. […]

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