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Energy Storage: Pumped Storage © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Next to the other energy storage technologies, such as phase change materials, batteries and CAES, pumped hydro is another option for energy storage. Pumped hydro storage uses two water reservoirs...

Energy Storage: Superconducting magnetic energy storage (SMES) © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Many storage technologies have been considered in the context of utility-scale energy storage systems. These include:

Energy storage: Underground Thermal Energy Storage © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Energy storage technologies have a large role to play in a low-carbon society. For instance, energy storage helps to address renewable energy intermittency. Storing either electrical or thermal...

Greening the built environment © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Greening the built environment is one of the most feasible and cost effective mitigation options for building sectors in rural and low density urban areas. Simple techniques, such as providing a...

High performance building façades © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

The building façade is the interface between the external and internal environments of a building. Therefore, it has a large impact on occupants’ interface with the surrounding environment; energy...

Highly efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems supply fresh air and condition the indoor air temperature and humidity of a building. HVAC is reported as the key energy user (37%) in US...

Increased glass recycling Flame in a glass furnace (ICG, 2010)

Over half of the energy consumption of the glass industry is used for melting in order to form the glass. Adding recycled glass to the raw materials reduces energy use and CO2 emissions...

Influencing travel choices © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Travel is complex in the modern world, especially in cities. There are a large number of ways of getting around: cars and taxis and auto-rickshaws; bicycles, motor scooters and motorcycles; buses...

Insulation in buildings Insulation for concrete homes in Mexico (source: flickr/Concrete Forms)

Insulation refers to an energy savings measure, which provides resistance to heat flow. Naturally, heat flows from a warmer to a cooler space. By insulating a house, one can reduce the heat loss...

Irrigation © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

CO2 emissions can be reduced with effective irrigation by increasing yields and crop residues which can enhance carbon sequestration. (Smith et. al., 2008).

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