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Can seawater cool a warming world?

A study published in the journal Energy Efficiency, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), has found that using seawater air conditioning might be a viable alternative to traditional air conditioners. Seawater air conditioning (SWAC) works by pumping seawater from the ocean and exchanging heat with a district cooling system, and then returning […]

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Doubling down on the Kigali Amendment

A new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) shows that transitioning to high-efficiency cooling can double the climate mitigation effects of the HFC phase-down under the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which entered into force in 2019, aims to phase down the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), […]