Warming climate to nearly double demand for cooling appliances

Researchers predict energy use for air conditioners and refrigeration to jump 90% on 2017 levelsA burgeoning middle class and a warming world will result in energy demand for cooling overtaking that for heating by the middle of the century, researchers have predicted.Energy use for air conditioning, refrigeration and other cooling appliances will jump 90% on 2017 levels, experts estimated, posing a challenge for energy grids and efforts to curb climate change. Related: To lead on climate, countries must commit to zero emissions | Isabella Lövin Related: UK to review climate target raising hopes of a zero emissions pledge Continue reading...

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