US launches $83m energy efficiency scheme to slash bills

Thermal energy storage technology and efficient air conditioning systems will benefit from the grant

Growing Ivy can make homes more energy efficient!

The plant species can reduce the air temperature of buildings by up to 7.2°C, according to a report

Scientists reveal breakthrough ‘whitest ever’ paint that could erase the need for air conditioning

The new paint is claimed to reflect 98.1% of sunlight while sending away infrared heat

Energy-efficient air conditioners could ‘avoid nearly eight years of emissions’

A doubling of climate-friendly cooling could result in a saving of $2.9 trillion by reducing electricity generation, according to a new report

UK Government to introduce new regulations for smart energy appliances

They will initially apply to fridges and freezers, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and battery storage

Air conditioners ‘to become one of top power demand drivers by 2050’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) stresses the urgent need for policy action to improve cooling efficiency

Dairy cows enjoy air-con luxury in Qatar’s desert

Dairy cows are the unlikely inhabitants of huge air-conditioned sheds in the deserts of Qatar. A dairy business is aiming to provide the country’s milk after trade boycotts from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off its supply. Baladna Farm, located about 55 kilometres from the capital city of Doha, uses the […]

Cooling off on emissions ‘to cut temperature by 1°C’

Cutting 87% of the climate change pollutants found in air-conditioners could eliminate 89.7 billion tonnes of emissions by 2050. That’s according to new research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, which suggests improving the efficiency of refrigeration units and phasing out fluorinated gases used for cooling could reduce global warming by as much […]

Car component suppliers fined €155m over four cartel cases

Six companies that supply air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers in the European Economic Area (EEA) have been fined for their involvement in one or more of four cartels. Germany’s Behr, Japan’s Calsonic, Denso, Panasonic and Sanden and France’s Valeo agreed to settle the case with the European Commission with a fine […]

Hot gas to chill Yanks over the summer

Our American cousins will be keeping cool during the long hot summer using air conditioning powered by natural gas. In fact they are predicted to use a record amount of 3.8 million megawatt hours. This is up 4% on last year. For every one degree Fahrenheit increase above 65 degrees, it is predicted that an […]