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ATMOsphere Asia 2015 highlights Japan’s leading rol...

ATMOsphere Asia 2015 highlights Japan’s leading rol...

9 February 2015
ATMOsphere Asia 2015 – “Natural Refrigerants – Solutions for Asia” started off with an encouraging policy update from Japan. Focusing on both domestic and international dimensions, an overview ...
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EPA approves CO<sub>2</sub> for transport refrigeration

EPA approves CO2 for transport refrigeration

6 February 2015
In a notice issued on 15 October 2014, the U.S. EPA has listed CO2 as acceptable for use in new equipment in refrigerated transport. Petitioned by Carrier, the EPA listing will enable the manufacturer to pursue commer...
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India and US agree to make progress on HFCs in 2015

India and US agree to make progress on HFCs in 2015

29 January 2015
In a meeting held on 25-26 January 2015, the US President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to work on phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol and to make progress in neg...
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Natural refrigerants set to fill vacuum created by EU's n...

Natural refrigerants set to fill vacuum created by EU's n...

9 January 2015
Europe is set to have a landmark year for the usage and promotion of natural refrigerants. The entry into force of both the new F-Gas Regulation and the HCFC phase out across the EU at the beginning of 2015 will see t...
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UPDATE: Canada to align with the US on limiting the use o...

UPDATE: Canada to align with the US on limiting the use o...

11 December 2014
At the UN Climate Summit held in New York on 23 September, the Canadian Environment Minister announced that the government would soon publish a Notice of Intent to regulate HFCs in-line with the proposals recently pub...
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Global agreement on HFCs likely to become reality in 2015

Global agreement on HFCs likely to become reality in 2015

27 November 2014
Progress was achieved at the 26th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol held on 17-21 November in Paris with close to 200 countries able to agree to hold informal discussions on HFCs in a structured ma...
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US-China climate deal could boost refrigerant market

US-China climate deal could boost refrigerant market

14 November 2014
After months of talks, the presidents of the United States and China reached agreement on an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions in a watershed moment on Wednesday, 12 November. But what does this pact entai...
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MAC Episode V: the European Commission strikes back

MAC Episode V: the European Commission strikes back

29 September 2014
On 25 September, the European Commission sent a formal request to Germany to take the necessary actions to apply the EU Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning, giving the member state two months to comply with the reque...
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UPDATE: Is this the end for R-134a in stand-alone refrige...

UPDATE: Is this the end for R-134a in stand-alone refrige...

22 September 2014
HFC134a could be prohibited in new stand-alone retail food refrigeration and vending machines as of 2016 according to a US EPA proposed rule, a timeline that was very much debated during a 27 August 2014 public hearin...
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US government teams up with private sector to accelerate ...

US government teams up with private sector to accelerate ...

19 September 2014
In an announcement released by the White House on 16 September, several end-users and manufacturers in the US pledged their voluntary commitments to reduce use of HFCs while advancing development and uptake of HFC-fre...
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Japan: €57 million in subsidies to offer even more o...

Japan: €57 million in subsidies to offer even more o...

11 September 2014
In the next fiscal year the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOE) has announced a proposal to increase the budget for a subsidy incentivising natural refrigerants to €57 million. Once approved by the Diet (the n...
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DUH calls for swift switch to CO<sub>2</sub> MAC technology in buses

DUH calls for swift switch to CO2 MAC technology in buses

4 September 2014
The need to switch to environmentally friendly and safe refrigerants in mobile air conditioning systems (MAC) doesn’t stop at passenger vehicles, which have received considerable attention in recent months due t...
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UPDATE: What does the carbon tax repeal in Australia mean...

UPDATE: What does the carbon tax repeal in Australia mean...

27 August 2014
In July 2014, Australia became the world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), including the carbon equivalent levy on HFCs. In order to investigate ...
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Cold case files: recent developments on the mobile air co...

Cold case files: recent developments on the mobile air co...

26 August 2014
The controversy surrounding the implementation of refrigerant R1234yf in new vehicles in compliance with the European Union MAC Directive is on-going. As the deadline for required conversion to low-GWP refrigerants in...
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US EPA to meet stakeholders on proposed rule to limit use...

US EPA to meet stakeholders on proposed rule to limit use...

21 August 2014
On 27 August 2014, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is organising a public hearing to discuss the proposed rule that could prohibit the use of certain high-GWP HFCs in certain applications where safe an...