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Sustainable cooling urgently needed

Sustainable cooling urgently needed

Hannah Koh writes on the Eco-Business website about the role air conditioning is playing in our modern societies, responsible for 7 per cent of global carbon emissions. The market is dominated by inefficient, polluting systems and most governments allow the market to continue like this through weak regulations. However, there are options to have more … Continue reading

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

With the changing climate, we are seeing greater deployment of air conditioning. While we can reduce the need through energy renovation and passive designs, the trend towards greater air conditioning will continue. Geoff Smith, Emeritus Professor in Applied Physics, University of Technology, Sydney, writes on The Conversation website about a new approach that uses fluid-filled … Continue reading

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

It is encouraging to see that the Consumer Federation of America has reported to the Department of Energy of the benefits that consumers are enjoying from important federal minimum energy performance standards. This is their article on YubaNet.com from Nevada County, California. Are comparable calculations available for Europe?   New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards … Continue reading