The world is about to install 700 million air conditioners. Here’s what that means for the climate

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis May 31 As summer temperatures finally settle in, many in the United States take it for granted that they can dial down the thermostat: Americans use 5 percent of all of their electricity cooling homes and buildings. In many other countries, however — incl...

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Despite New House Action a Comprehensive Energy Law Remains a Distant Possibility this Year

This week the US House of Representatives approved a bill that sets the stage for the development of comprehensive energy legislation in a conference committee – one of the final steps before a bill is presented to the President for his/her signature or veto. Despite the seeming progress, this...

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ASHRAE Legionella Standard Serves as Basis for New CDC Toolkit

ATLANTA – Guidance from an ASHRAE standard regarding development and implementation of a water management program to reduce building risk for legionella is the basis of a new toolkit by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The toolkit, “Developing a Water Management Program to Reduc...

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