USA: The Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP), the philanthropic programme supporting the Kigali Amendment, has changed its name to the Clean Cooling Collaborative and named scientist Noah Horowitz as director.
The new name is said to better reflect the programme’s growing role in decarbonising the cooling sector by increasing the use of energy-efficient and climate-friendly refrigeration and air conditioning.
In addition, Noah Horowitz, a leading expert in energy efficiency, has been named as director of the programme.
Horowitz is a scientist with over three decades of experience in designing collaborative projects between the private and public sectors to advance energy efficiency, climate, and clean energy goals.
He is an internationally recognised energy efficiency expert in the areas of consumer electronics and residential lighting and played a leading role in the ongoing phaseout of inefficient incandescent light bulbs around the world. Noah was previously the director of NRDC’s Center for Energy Efficiency Standards, where he led a team that worked to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and the equipment inside them.
He succeeds Jessica Brown as director, who will remain involved with the initiative as an advisor. In his new role, Noah will guide the Clean Cooling Collaborative as it executes a new comprehensive strategy to set the global cooling sector on a pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050.