ACEEE Report: The World Cup of Energy Efficiency

Though the world’s eyes are on the biggest global sporting event of the year, countries are also battling for a top spot off the soccer pitch. ACEEE released its own World Cup rankings today in the realm of energy efficiency in its 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard.  This report ranks the world’s 25 largest energy … Read more

Italian Store Uses Propane to Power Cooling Systems

Transcritical CO2

Propane air conditions METRO store in Italy Written by Charlotte McLaughlin and Dario Belluomini, hydrocarbons21.com, March 19, 2018 Two propane chillers provide both cooling power to the subcooling system after the CO2 transcritical gas cooler and air-conditioning during summer time in a METRO Italia Cash and Carry superstore in Padova, North-Eastern Italy. This installation is part … Read more

Paying People to Cycle to Work

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Cash for cycling? Polluted Milan wants to pay commuters to bike to work The Guardian, February 27, 2016. Image credit: ImpronteDigitali But now Italy’s economic powerhouse, Milan, is seeking to bring back the bicicletta by paying people to cycle to work. The move follows the announcement in December of a €35m (£27m) government fund for sustainable mobility … Read more

Revolutionary Wind Scheme Swirls Bridges with Turbines

Amber Plante for Zondits, August 7, 2015. Image credit: New Italian Blood The Renaissance, seen as the bridge between medieval and modern times, originated as a cultural movement in Italy in the 14th century. It’s fitting, then, that Italy stands at the forefront of another bridge – a literal one that could bring together solar … Read more