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UN workshop discusses availability of natural refrigerants

UN workshop discusses availability of natural refrigerants

18 July 2014
R744.com reports on the takeaway points of the ‘HFC management workshop’ convened on 11-12 July 2014, in Paris on the margins of the Montreal Protocol negotiations. International climate negotiators, indus...
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Japanese retailers geared up for CO<sub>2</sub> investment

Japanese retailers geared up for CO2 investment

17 July 2014
The number of CO2 supermarkets and convenience stores in Japan is set to grow threefold next year. Eighteen companies have been selected to receive government subsidies to install CO2 refrigeration technology in a tot...
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US EPA proposal could put an end to R134a in MAC and stan...

US EPA proposal could put an end to R134a in MAC and stan...

11 July 2014
R134a would be prohibited in mobile air conditioning (MAC) of new vehicles as of 2021, and new stand-alone retail food refrigeration and vending machines as of 2016, according to a proposal issued by the US Environmen...
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200 million JPY for Tokyo’s SMEs introducing CO<sub>2</sub> re...

200 million JPY for Tokyo’s SMEs introducing CO2 re...

9 July 2014
Following the ambitious investment schemes from Japanese Ministries, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government showed leadership by introducing a complementary subsidy for natural refrigerant equipment targeting small busines...
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German Environment Ministry deems development of CO<sub>2</sub> MAC ...

German Environment Ministry deems development of CO2 MAC ...

2 July 2014
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has issued a statement supporting those car manufacturers that have decided to develop mobile air conditioning s...
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ATMOsphere America 2014: F-Gas regulatory update from Nor...

ATMOsphere America 2014: F-Gas regulatory update from Nor...

25 June 2014
One of the sessions of the 2014 ATMOsphere America conference held on 18-19 June 2014 in San Francisco focused on regulatory updates relevant for the wider adoption of natural refrigerant solutions in North America, E...
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US government proposes first national approach to reducin...

US government proposes first national approach to reducin...

4 June 2014
On Monday, 2 June, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut CO2 emissions from existing power plants by 30% by 2030, from 2005 levels. The propo...
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French court definitively lifts ban on Daimler’s ca...

French court definitively lifts ban on Daimler’s ca...

6 May 2014
On 5 May 2014, the French supreme administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, confirmed its preliminary decision of August 2013 to definitively suspend the sales ban on Daimler’s vehicles equipped with the r...
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Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable 2014: RAC standardisati...

Ozone2Climate Industry Roundtable 2014: RAC standardisati...

30 April 2014
The Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtables aim to promote non-HCFC based, energy efficient and environmentally friendly technologies for refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC). The latest event, ...
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“Cool War” continues: Standoff between EU and...

“Cool War” continues: Standoff between EU and...

11 April 2014
Lately, the automotive refrigerant rivalry has been heating up, especially in Europe. In January, the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against Germany for its refusal to enforce the MAC Directive,...
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UK’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentives to boost th...

UK’s Domestic Renewable Heat Incentives to boost th...

11 April 2014
On 9 April 2014, the long-awaited financial incentive for homeowners to switch to renewable heating, was launched in the UK. With guaranteed quarterly payments over a 7-year period for installation of low carbon heati...
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California considers fee on high GWP HFCs

California considers fee on high GWP HFCs

24 March 2014
In order to address high global warming potential (GWP) gases in a consistent manner, on a carbon dioxide equivalent basis, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) is recommending the introduction of a fee on sales a...
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European Parliament Plenary votes in favour of new EU F-G...

European Parliament Plenary votes in favour of new EU F-G...

12 March 2014
On 12 March 2014, the European Parliament’s plenary formally adopted the compromise text of the new EU F-Gas Regulation that had been agreed among the EU institutions in December 2013. The attention now turns to...
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Daimler sticks to CO<sub>2</sub>, considers JRC report on safety of ...

Daimler sticks to CO2, considers JRC report on safety of ...

11 March 2014
In reaction to a report published on 7 March 2014 by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) investigating the safety of the refrigerant R1234yf, Daimler re-confirmed its commitment to develop CO2 ...
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SAE collaborating with VDA on standards for CO<sub>2</sub> MAC

SAE collaborating with VDA on standards for CO2 MAC

6 March 2014
According to a recent press release by SAE International, its Climate Control Standards Committee (ICCSC) will be working together with the VDA (German association of the automotive industry) on standards related to R...