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Building Technology, Whole Building

Magnetic Liquids Are Helping to Reduce Co2 Emissions and Improve Climate Protection

26 Jan , 2018  

Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildings Science Daily, January 16, 2018 Climate protection and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions have been on top of global development agendas. Accordingly, research and development projects have been conducted on national and international levels, which aim for the improvement of the CO2-footprint in diverse processes. Apart from […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Federal Court Rules That the Clean Air Act Cannot Be Used to Ban Hydrofluorocarbons

21 Aug , 2017  

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Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Environmental Leader, August 9, 2017 A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The US Court of Appeals for the District […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Poland Wants to Subsidize Coal-Fired Electricity

30 Nov , 2016  

EU plan for CO2 limit to power reserve schemes hasty: Poland Reuters, November 30, 2016 The European Commission’s proposal to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts would be hasty and bad for the environment, Poland’s energy ministry said. A draft law published by the EU executive […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

The Carbon Negative Golden Innovation

8 Jun , 2016  

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Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold ENERGY, May 27, 2016 Using sunlight and gold to change carbon dioxide (CO2) into fuel may sound like a task for a Hogwarts graduate, but it’s the kind of magic that researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are performing to make a positive impact on the world’s […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

BUILD UPON Launches to Reduce EU Building Emissions

9 Mar , 2016  

Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits March 9, 2016. Image credit: epicantus The BUILD UPON project supports European government, industry, and civil society in delivering plans to renovate each European Union nation’s existing buildings to improve their energy efficiency, as required by law by April 2017. It will bring more than 1,000 organizations through 80 events that […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Boosting Operation Efficiency With Motors, Drives, and Generators

20 Sep , 2015  

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Motors, drives and generators enhance efficiency and reliability World Pumps, September 19, 2015. Image credit: World Pumps Electric motors are the largest individual source of energy use, accounting for 45% of the world’s electricity consumption, and over half of this energy demand originates from motors used in pumps and compressors. Over the last 50 years, […]

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Industrial Technology, Refrigeration

GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores Can Reduce Harmful Emissions by 95%

17 Sep , 2015  

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Cascade system earns highest GreenChill status Cooling Post, September 11, 2015. Image credit: dawnfu According to the EPA, a typical US supermarket leaks approximately 1,000lbs of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere every year. GreenChill Platinum Certified Stores reduce those emissions by at least 95%. This store is said to go further by reducing its annual […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

LED Street Lights Will Cut Energy Consumption by 61%

24 Aug , 2015  

City of West Richland, Washington Partners with Ameresco to Install LED Street Lights with Wireless Controls Ameresco, August 12, 2015. Image credit: sa_lm Ameresco, Inc., (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced today that it has completed an LED street lighting and control project for the City of West Richland, WA. The project […]

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Industrial Technology, Process

Small Cement Mixture Change Could Reduce GHG Emissions

3 Oct , 2014  

As one of our most relied upon construction materials, concrete makes a significant contribution to our overall carbon emissions. Calcium-based substances are heated at high temperatures to form the cement, a process that produces carbon dioxide

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