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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...
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ATMOsphere Network Paris highlights global natural refrig...

ATMOsphere Network Paris highlights global natural refrig...

28 July 2014
The ATMOsphere Network Paris held on 17 July in Paris as a side event to the Montreal Protocol meeting provided an update on the conversion of the Chinese room AC sector to hydrocarbons. In addition, market trends for...
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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...