NY Times highlights need to 'fix' air conditioning technology

Friday, July 14, 2017

New York Times climate change writer Lisa Friedman's article "If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle" highlights the need to "fix" air conditioning technology now to have a significant impact on climate change. According to the article, growing economies in developing nations will mean an additional 1.6 billion air-conditioners by 2050 that will require increased generating capacity of thousands of new power plants. Boosting efficiency by 30 percent could avoid a peak load equivalent of about 1,500 power plants according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Read More