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Frigo-Consulting AG to join R744.com soon

Frigo-Consulting AG to join R744.com soon

17 July 2009
The Swiss-based engineering company, experienced in the engineering, optimisation and commissioning of subcritical and transcritical refrigeration systems for more than a decade, will soon present its range of enginee...
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Frigo-Consulting Ltd.

Frigo-Consulting Ltd.

Founded in 1988 the Frigo-Consulting Ltd. headquarters are situated in Bern, Switzerland and mainly active in the field of commercial and industrial refrigeration systems with focus on sustainable engineering and subc...
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Report led by Blair recognises heat pumps’ potential

Report led by Blair recognises heat pumps’ potential

15 July 2009
A report led by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair recognises heat pumps as one of the key technologies to provide significant emissions reductions. Being a technology for which pull factors for commercial investment...
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Submit your papers now for 2010 Gustav Lorentzen Conference

Submit your papers now for 2010 Gustav Lorentzen Conference

15 July 2009
Paper abstracts dealing with the use of R744 in heating and cooling are welcome for the 9th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference to be held in Australia next April. The International Institute of Refrigeration and Australi...
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Swedish ministry issues HFC tax proposal

Swedish ministry issues HFC tax proposal

14 July 2009
The Swedish Ministry of Finance has published a proposal on introducing a tax on HFCs. The proposed tax is expected to decrease emissions by around 0.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents by 2020, while a proposed premi...
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Tax on F-gases (SWE with English summary)

14 July 2009 | Standard | Published: 2009
According to the terms of reference, the inquiry chair shall undertake an inquiry as to whether a tax on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) should be introduced in Sweden. On the basis of the proposals of the C...
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EC Verheugen stands up to ACEA lobbying: 2011 is the...

EC Verheugen stands up to ACEA lobbying: 2011 is the...

9 July 2009
A letter seen today by Newswire Reuters puts a final end to doubts that arose from ACEA’s call for a two-year delay in the implementation of the EU MAC Directive following an official clarification from the EC a...
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GREEN-MAC LCCP finds R744 to perform best

GREEN-MAC LCCP finds R744 to perform best

7 July 2009
CO2 outperforms both R134a and HFO-1234yf in Mobile Air Conditioning in most climate conditions, latest calculations have shown. This is in contrast to claims that CO2 (R744) would lead to a worse life cycle climate p...
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UK MP presents Bill banning HFCs in large supermarkets

UK MP presents Bill banning HFCs in large supermarkets

3 July 2009
The motion for introducing the “Hydrofluorocarbons Limitation Bill 2008 - 09”, which seeks to phase-out HFCs in the refrigeration systems of large supermarkets, will for the second time be debated in the U...
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Heat pump market growing fast in China

Heat pump market growing fast in China

2 July 2009
According to JARN, the heat pump water heaters market in China is growing fast, with sales having reached an estimated 250,000 units in 2008. Although R22 remains the refrigerant of choice at present, some local playe...
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EPA grants waiver to California for deep GHG emissions cuts

EPA grants waiver to California for deep GHG emissions cuts

1 July 2009
After years of legal dispute, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson yesterday announced the agency had granted the US state of California a waiver to tackle GHG emissions from cars. The waiver could set precedence throughout...
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UPDATE: 180 million Swiss francs to support heat pumps &a...

UPDATE: 180 million Swiss francs to support heat pumps &a...

30 June 2009
The Zurich government agreed on a new funding programme to support investments in climate-friendly and efficient systems in order to reduce CO2 emissions. From 2015 on at least 50% of all produced heat or cold has to ...
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Right timing for R744 supplier to enter Australian market?

Right timing for R744 supplier to enter Australian market?

26 June 2009
While a major R744 refrigerant supplier decided to enter the Australian market, the Australian government yesterday did not support a motion to back a proposal by two island nations to regulate HFCs through the Montre...
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Current use of HFCs and HCFCs. Trends, alternatives ...

26 June 2009 | Presentation | Published: 2009
The Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and the OzonAction Programme of UNEP’s Division on Technology, Industry & Economics jointly organised the annual meeting of the Regional Ozone Network for Europe ...
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Austrian media highlights VIRTUAL VEHICLE  R744 research

Austrian media highlights VIRTUAL VEHICLE R744 research

25 June 2009
The online versions of Austria’s leading TV channel ORF and liberal newspaper “Der Standard” have joined the growing row of international media to report about CO2 as a next-generation refrigerant in...
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Alarming HFC report counts on effective MAC Directive

Alarming HFC report counts on effective MAC Directive

24 June 2009
A dire report on how HFCs could drive global climate change has sparked worldwide reactions among policy makers and scientists. The baseline scenario assumes that the MAC Directive will take effect in 2011, as planned...
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UNEP calls for CO<sub>2</sub> case studies to avoid/replace HCFCs

UNEP calls for CO2 case studies to avoid/replace HCFCs

24 June 2009
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has chosen R744.com as a platform to reach out to the global CO2 community and invite organisations and companies to contribute case studies about commercially available...
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ACEA lobbying tactics unveiled by Reuters newswire

ACEA lobbying tactics unveiled by Reuters newswire

23 June 2009
In an article published on 23 June 2009, Reuters sheds light on the automotive industry’s delaying tactics as regards the implementation of the MAC Directive. In a letter seen by Reuters and sent to the European...
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UBA car uses CO<sub>2</sub> MAC for shuttle at Bonn Climate Change T...

UBA car uses CO2 MAC for shuttle at Bonn Climate Change T...

23 June 2009
At the United National Climate Change Talks in Bonn, the German Environment Agency (UBA) offered participants a ride in the world's first vehicle equipped with a CO2 (R744) Mobile Air Conditioning that is used on a da...