Climate-related temperature rises will further increase the cooling demand of buildings. A projection by Empa researchers based on data from the NEST building and future climate scenarios for Switzerland shows that this increase in energy demand for cooling is likely to be substantial and could have a strong impact on our future – electrified – energy system.
With warmer temperatures in both the summer and winter, we’ll need less natural gas to heat buildings and more electricity to cool them—but what’s the balance between those two effects? University of Utah researchers used hyper-localized climate models and building projections to find out.
Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according to a new study from IIASA scientists.