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China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection outlin...

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection outlin...

28 August 2015
In June 2015, China’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) published ‘The First Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for HCFCs” with the list of natural substitutes – including CO2, ammon...
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Apathetic Australian government urged to action on HFCs, ...

Apathetic Australian government urged to action on HFCs, ...

20 August 2015
Described as the worst-performing industrial nation on climate change at the UN talks in Lima last year, Australia has finally awoken from its slumber announcing plans to reduce HFCs by 85% by 2036 and greenhouse gas ...
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UPDATE: German automotive body VDA adopts new DIN MAC sta...

UPDATE: German automotive body VDA adopts new DIN MAC sta...

14 August 2015
For the first time the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) has released standards relating to R744 components and MAC systems. Four of the 20 standards are yet to be completed, while 16 have now been published,...
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DOE publishes final rule regarding test procedures for re...

DOE publishes final rule regarding test procedures for re...

11 August 2015
In a move that will aid CO2 and hydrocarbon beverage vending machine (BVM) manufacturers and end users, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has listened to supporting comments from beverage giant Coca-Cola an...
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Natural refrigerant technology can help states comply wit...

Natural refrigerant technology can help states comply wit...

7 August 2015
On 3 August, the US EPA and President Obama announced the final Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Plan has the potential to open new opportunities for the adoption of natur...
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Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs

Paris Montreal Protocol meeting makes slow progress on HFCs

29 July 2015
The Montreal Protocol meeting held on 20-24 July in Paris failed to bring a much-needed breath of fresh air into discussions on HFCs as Parties did not succeed in initiating a formal negotiations process on ways to ma...
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UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

UPDATE: EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

24 July 2015
Following the announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 2nd July outlining the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, R744.com and hydrocarb...
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ATMOsphere America 2015:  Californian measures to reduce ...

ATMOsphere America 2015: Californian measures to reduce ...

30 June 2015
The regulations and standards session at this year’s ATMOsphere America provided updates to three key organisations’ recent work, as well as an exploration of California’s radical plans to reduce 80%...
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Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death kne...

Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death kne...

29 June 2015
China has underlined its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology in a draft list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, which are likely to be followed swiftly by sub...
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UPDATE: Is Europe more open to chemical giants’ cor...

UPDATE: Is Europe more open to chemical giants’ cor...

19 June 2015
In June, a German MP from the Left Party once again called into question the use of HFOs as renewed safety concerns from a study at Munich University argue that the synthetic compounds are 'inhumane'. According to a r...
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California initiates development of Strategy for 80% redu...

California initiates development of Strategy for 80% redu...

13 May 2015
On 7 May 2015, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) published a concept paper exploring possible paths it could take to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), including HFCs. On the basis of the concept p...
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African group helps make progress towards HFC phase down

African group helps make progress towards HFC phase down

29 April 2015
There were high expectations from the international community ahead of the two-day workshop on HFCs and extraordinary Montreal Protocol meeting, held on 20-24 April, especially after India submitted an amendment propo...
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ATMOsphere Europe 2015 highlights the need for further co...

ATMOsphere Europe 2015 highlights the need for further co...

24 March 2015
ATMOsphere Europe 2015 provided a platform for key stakeholders from Europe, North America and Japan to discuss the road to a global phase-down of HFCs. Whilst Europe’s leading role was clearly indicated - parti...
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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...