NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Inventor Anirudh Sharma wants industries to let him harvest their air pollution, the head of one of many companies using the global spotlight on New York this week to win attention for a new corporate crop of...
7AC Technologies Selected For Project As Part of Energy Department Award to Help Industry Address High Performance Computing Challenges
These projects will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing proposed in partnership with companies and improve energy efficiency across the manufacturing industry through applied research and development of energy technologies.
As part of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN²) program, 7AC Technologies has developed a liquid desiccant evaporative technology that will result in a 40-50% energy savings for commercial buildings. The IN² program launched in October 2014 and is part of Wells...
7AC Technologies has landed $6.2 million in new equity venture capital financing, according to an SEC regulatory filing.
7AC Technologies has received $4.9 million in new venture investment, according to an SEC regulatory filing.
The NREL’s 25th Industry Growth Forum attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policymakers to Denver. The two-day forum highlighted clean energy industry technology and business developments.
3M New Ventures identifies and invests in highly innovative companies and disruptive new technologies with strategic relevance for 3M.
With temperatures in Europe and everywhere else soaring, demand for air con is booming. The extra power demand may cause a vicious circle on warming.
A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”
Forget coffee. Air-conditioner maker works on service to jolt drowsy workers awake with cool air
Air-conditioning, once hailed by the late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as the greatest invention of the 20th century, threatens to compromise the wealthy city-state’s comfortable way of life. Are there better ways to cool the tropical metropolis?
The AC Industry Conundrum: Cooling Is Warming the Planet, but Market Failures Are Preventing the AC Industry from Innovating
Already a staggering 2.2 billion people, 30 percent of the world’s population, are at risk of potentially deadly heat exposure for more than 20 days per year; and by 2100, up to three-quarters could experience this risk. Comfort cooling, such as air conditioning, is no longer a luxury, but increasingly a necessity for health, productivity, and at the extreme, survival.
The rapid growth in their use makes it urgent to limit the damage.
Extreme heat recently melted roads in the U.K.; hit a record-shattering 120°F in Chino, Calif.; and led to more than 70 deaths in Quebec. These cases illustrate a vexing paradox for scientists and policymakers: air conditioning keeps people cool and saves lives but is also one of the biggest contributors to global warming.
But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the electricity used to power them will overburden electrical grids and increase planet-warming emissions.
There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is?
New efficiency regulations set to go into effect in less than one year
An exclusive interview with AHRI’s Stephen Yurek
“But there’s still a lot more work to do.”
US Department of Energy
Associations, manufacturers, reclaimers hail international phasedown agreement
New York Times