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New policy developments pushing natural refrigerants at A...

New policy developments pushing natural refrigerants at A...

21 June 2016
Participants attending ATMOsphere America in Chicago last week heard from U.S., Canadian and Mexican government representatives how progressive new policies are helping to widen the uptake of natural refrigerant-based...
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World leaders launch 'Advanced Cooling Challenge'

World leaders launch 'Advanced Cooling Challenge'

6 June 2016
‘Advanced Cooling’, launched last weekend at the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco, challenges governments and businesses to develop and use efficient, smart, affordable and climate-friendly coolin...
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EPA publishes rule approving CO<sub>2</sub> for ice rinks, chillers,...

EPA publishes rule approving CO2 for ice rinks, chillers,...

24 May 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published in the Federal Register a notice finding carbon dioxide acceptable as a refrigerant in new equipment for ice skating rinks, centrifugal chillers, positive displac...
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G7 countries to push for HFC phase-down

G7 countries to push for HFC phase-down

19 May 2016
The G7 group of countries has agreed to push for the adoption of an HFC phase-down amendment under the Montreal Protocol this year. The phase-down was among a raft of environmental issues discussed by G7 environment m...
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Training on natural refrigerants is key, say European reg...

Training on natural refrigerants is key, say European reg...

4 May 2016
During the ATMOsphere Europe 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Europe and beyond. Training of technicians was highlighted as a key activity to support t...
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California mulls HFC bans in refrigeration, air condition...

California mulls HFC bans in refrigeration, air condition...

14 April 2016
The California Air Resources Board has taken another step towards curbing emissions of high-GWP HFCs with the publication of a Proposed Strategy to reduce short-lived climate pollutants this week. The strategy foresee...
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HCFC phase-out creating opportunities for natural refrige...

HCFC phase-out creating opportunities for natural refrige...

12 April 2016
The phase-out of HCFCs and a 2015 revision the Environmental Protection Law are creating new opportunities for natural refrigerants in room air-conditioning, heat pump, commercial and industrial refrigeration applicat...
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Progress slow as countries negotiate global HFC phase-down

Progress slow as countries negotiate global HFC phase-down

12 April 2016
Last week saw the first of a series of meetings in 2016 that seek to negotiate the way forward in curbing the production and consumption of climate-damaging HFCs on a global scale. While some progress was made –...
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French government bolsters support for climate friendly t...

French government bolsters support for climate friendly t...

6 April 2016
At the end of March the French government launched a second call for projects to support the commercialisation of technology using low GWP technologies, including natural refrigerants.
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EU’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling explores poten...

EU’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling explores poten...

17 February 2016
According to the first EU-level Strategy on Heating and Cooling, the phase-down of fluorinated gases under the EU F-Gas Regulation will help accelerate the renovation of heating and cooling systems in buildings. The E...
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Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities fo...

Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities fo...

16 February 2016
During ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Japan and other regions, such as Europe, North America and China. Training of technicians was highlighted as a...
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China’s policy promoting shift to naturals in 2016

China’s policy promoting shift to naturals in 2016

15 February 2016
Issuing the list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, finalising proposals for Stage II of the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) and revising national standards for natural refrigerants – China’s...
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ATMOsphere Asia 2016: Defining 'low GWP' must be top of p...

ATMOsphere Asia 2016: Defining 'low GWP' must be top of p...

11 February 2016
Defining ‘low global warming potential’, providing assistance for Southeast Asian countries in transitioning to natural refrigerant technology, and increased Japanese Environment Ministry funding for natur...
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EPA rule to boost Bitzer’s low-charge ammonia business

EPA rule to boost Bitzer’s low-charge ammonia business

4 February 2016
With the US Environmental Protection Agency warning of impending SNAP refrigerant proposals aimed at industrial refrigeration, Bitzer is ready with its line of compressors designed for distributed, low-charge ammonia ...
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NEXT Series: New applications for naturals driving HFC ph...

NEXT Series: New applications for naturals driving HFC ph...

1 February 2016
New applications for natural refrigerants – such as water-cooled self-contained cabinets – are helping to drive a rapid phase-out of HFC refrigerants. Meanwhile, countries that participated in December's U...