The Economist Cites Air-Conditioning Research

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Global Cooling Efficiency Program is well-renowned for conducting global analysis on carbon emissions related to air-conditioner use. Much of the program’s research focuses on geographic areas where air-conditioner demand is growing rapidly, such as in China and India. The Economist published a feature article on the environmental cost of the rising prevalence of air-conditioners, and the article cited Berkeley Lab’s research in 2017, which calculates the carbon emissions saved if air-conditioners were more energy efficient. 


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