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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

2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator survey: More than half of global organizations plan to increase energy efficiency spending in next 12 months

Article source: Johnson Controls Article link: https://www.johnsoncontrols.com/media-center/news/press-releases/2018/11/15/2018-energy-efficiency-indicator-survey MILWAUKEE, Nov. 15, 2018 – Today, Johnson Controls, a global leader in creating smart cities, unveiled the findings from its 2018 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey, revealing that U.S. organizations are planning to increase investments in smart building measures including building controls and building systems integration at a greater [...]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

More efficient heating & cooling technology extends electric car range

Article Source: Clean Technica Article Link: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/08/more-efficient-heating-cooling-technology-extends-electric-car-range/ Vehicles powered by internal combustion engines use heat from the coolant to heat the passenger compartment. They also use the engine to run air conditioning compressors and power steering pumps. Since an electric car, by definition, has no engine to power things, they rely exclusively on the energy [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

German scientists research use of old coal power plants for energy storage

Article Source: Xinhua Article Link: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/10/c_137521635.htm BERLIN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) — The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the University of Stuttgart and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will jointly build a research facility for energy storage called NADINE (national demonstrator for isentropic energy storages), the DLR announced on Tuesday. The aim of the research project [...]

By |November 9th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Three decades after nuclear disaster, Chernobyl goes solar

Article Source: Reuters Article Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-chernobyl-solar/three-decades-after-nuclear-disaster-chernobyl-goes-solar-idUSKCN1MF1UM Article Author:  Pavel Polityuk CHERNOBYL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine unveiled a solar plant in Chernobyl on Friday, just across from where a power station, now encased in a giant sarcophagus, caused the world’s worst nuclear disaster three decades ago. Built in a contaminated area, which remains largely uninhabitable and where [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Empower to construct two district cooling plants in Business Bay

Article Source: MEP Middle East Article Link: https://www.mepmiddleeast.com/suppliers/hvac/71386-empower-to-construct-two-district-cooling-plants-in-business-bay Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) signed a contract to design two new cooling plants in in Business Bay. The two plants combined will have a cooling capacity of 90,000 RT. Once the two new plants are operational, the total capacity of the project will reach 225,000 RT. Earlier [...]

By |October 26th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Key Energy Storage Bill

Article Source: Solar Industry Article Link: https://solarindustrymag.com/gov-jerry-brown-signs-key-energy-storage-bill/ Article Author: Betsy Lillian Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law S.B.700, a bill that could result in nearly 3 GW of behind-the-meter energy storage systems at schools, farms, homes, nonprofits and businesses in California by 2026, according to the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA). Authored by State Sen. Scott [...]

By |October 19th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

Phase Out of HFCs – Your Questions Answered

Alliance Engineering - Environmental Sustainability in Refrigerants and the Phase Out of HFCs What are HFCs? Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are manufactured for use in refrigeration and air conditioning. While HFCs are non-ozone depleting, their global warming potential (GWP) is high. Beginning in 2019, HFCs will be phased out as part of a landmark deal between 140 [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments

After One Year of Operation, Tesla’s Australian Mega Battery Is Doing Just Fine

Article Source: Engineering.com Article Link: https://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/17746/After-One-Year-of-Operation-Teslas-Australian-Mega-Battery-Is-Doing-Just-Fine.aspx Article Author: Nadia Krieger The Tesla battery was built alongside Hornsdale wind farm in Australia and is the largest Lithium ion battery in the world by a factor of 3. (Image Courtesy of Teslarati.) Tesla’s mega battery in southern Australia—the largest battery in the world—is already en route to make back [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Industry|0 Comments