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Europe Setting Path for Climate Neutrality

Article Source: Ashrae Article link: https://www.ashrae.org/news/ashraejournal/europe-setting-path-for-climate-neutrality Europe Setting Path for Climate Neutrality From ASHRAE HVAC&R Industry News  February 14, 2019 By W. S. Comstock, Contributing Editor, Europe & Middle East BRUSSELS—With the recent completion of the European Union’s Clean Energy Package (including the revised Energy Efficiency Directive, Renewable Energy Directive and Energy Performance in Buildings Directive), [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

New Massachusetts energy efficiency plan to push storage, heat pumps and ‘demand response’

Article Source: Mass Live Article link: https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2019/02/massachusetts_plans_to_further.html By Mary C. Serreze mserreze@gmail.com Special to The Republican BOSTON -- Massachusetts utilities have won approval for a "nation-leading" plan to cut electricity and natural gas sales over the next three years. The 2019-2021 energy efficiency plan, approved by the Department of Public Utilities on Jan. 29, would cut aggregate [...]

By |February 15th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

How to Keep Cool Without Air Con

Article Source: Temasek Article Link: https://www.temasek.com.sg/en/our-community/temasek-gives/community/how-to-keep-cool-without-air-con.html How to Keep Cool Without Air Con  04 DEC 2018 Why not take the humidity out of the Singapore weather instead? This alternative will not only keep electricity bills low, but it is also friendlier to the environment – all these while improving the comfort of residents. When Assistant Professor [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

World’s Oldest Nobel Prize Winner Says His New Device Will Give Clean, Cheap Energy

Article Source: Science Alert Article Link: https://www.sciencealert.com/world-s-oldest-nobel-prize-winner-says-his-new-device-will-give-clean-cheap-energy World's Oldest Nobel Prize Winner Says His New Device Will Give Clean, Cheap Energy HILARY BRUECK, BUSINESS INSIDER 28 JAN 2019 Arthur Ashkin, the world's oldest Nobel Prize winner, favours comfort over style. When I met him in his New Jersey home, he was sporting a fleece-lined zip-up, corduroy [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Early drilling indicate opportunity for geothermal heating in Budapest, Hungary

Article Source: Think Geoenergy Article link: http://www.thinkgeoenergy.com/early-drilling-indicate-opportunity-for-geothermal-heating-in-budapest-hungary/ Early drilling indicate opportunity for geothermal heating in Budapest, Hungary Winter ice skating in city park, Budapest/ Hungary (source: flickr/ Gabriel Hess, creative commons) Early exploration work with two wells drilled in Budapest, the Capital of Hungary, indicate the opportunity for development of geothermal district heating. We have been [...]

By |January 18th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology

Article Source: Tech Explore Article link: https://techxplore.com/news/2018-12-seawater-freshwater-solar-energy-low-cost.html Seawater to freshwater through solar energy: A new low-cost technology by Politecnico di Torino Credit: Politecnico di Torino According to FAO estimates, by 2025 nearly 2 billion people may not have enough drinking water to satisfy their daily needs. One of the possible solutions to this problem is desalination, [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

A new way to provide cooling without power

Article Source: MIT News Article link: http://news.mit.edu/2018/device-provides-cooling-without-power-1128   MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to supplement other cooling systems to preserve food and medications in hot, off-grid locations, is essentially a [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Electric Heat Pumps Can Slash Heating Emissions by More Than Half in California Homes

Article Source: Greentech Media Article Link: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-heat-pumps-can-slash-heating-emissions-by-half-in-california#gs.GCeOAoY   According to a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) study, published in the Electricity Journal, electric heat pumps should be part of any long-term building decarbonization strategy in California. “If you purchase and install a new heat pump today, you can expect emission reductions over its life of between [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Oregon adopts energy-efficient commercial building codes

Article Source: KTVZ Article Link: https://www.ktvz.com/news/oregon-adopts-energy-efficient-commercial-building-codes/865335718 SALEM, Nov. 14, 2018 – The state of Oregon has launched a new optional energy-efficient code to help achieve increased energy efficiency in commercial structures, officials said Wednesday. This week, the Oregon Zero Code Efficiency Standard was approved by the Building Codes Structures Board and adopted by the Building Codes [...]

By |December 7th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Harnessing body heat to power electronic devices

Article source: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Article link: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-harnessing-body-power-electronic-devices.html SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 – If thermoelectric materials can convert low-grade heat into electricity, we may never need to charge wearable technology at home again. At night, most of us plug in a jumble of wires and devices as we charge our smart [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments