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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...
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NEXT Series: What policy changes will shape the refrigera...

NEXT Series: What policy changes will shape the refrigera...

19 January 2016
As leaders from business, politics and academia gather for the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos (20-23 January), 2016 is expected to see several legislative developments relevant to natural refrigeran...
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New DOE ruling on energy efficiency standards positive fo...

New DOE ruling on energy efficiency standards positive fo...

11 January 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a final ruling on energy efficiency standards for refrigerated bottled or canned vending machines (BVM) – which use natural refrigerants hydrocarbons and CO2 &ndas...
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Naturals sector sees opportunities in Paris climate accord

Naturals sector sees opportunities in Paris climate accord

18 December 2015
Manufacturers and end users of natural refrigerants broadly welcomed the historic climate agreement reached among nearly 200 countries at COP21 in Paris last weekend (12 December). They see business opportunities in d...
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Companies stockpiling HFCs before EU phase-down, EEA repo...

Companies stockpiling HFCs before EU phase-down, EEA repo...

18 December 2015
Companies in Europe are stockpiling HFCs before a planned EU-wide phase-down, reveals a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Bulk imports of fluorinated gases (f-gases) increased by 90% between 2013 ...
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COP21: How did world leaders react to Paris climate agree...

COP21: How did world leaders react to Paris climate agree...

15 December 2015
World leaders and government representatives broadly welcomed the historic climate agreement reached among nearly 200 countries at COP21 in Paris this weekend (12 December), but some urged even more ambitious action.&...
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Natural refrigerants to help deliver Paris climate deal t...

Natural refrigerants to help deliver Paris climate deal t...

14 December 2015
Delegates attending UNFCCC climate talks in Paris clinched a historic deal this weekend (12 December), uniting all the world’s nations in a single agreement to tackle climate change for the first time. The conse...
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EPA proposing updates to Refrigerant Management Program

EPA proposing updates to Refrigerant Management Program

25 November 2015
On 19 November, Rebecca von dem Hagen, the newest member of the EPA’s Greenchill Partnership team, hosted a webinar on the future changes to the National Refrigerant Management Program.
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UPDATE: What future lies for the Spanish F-gas tax?

UPDATE: What future lies for the Spanish F-gas tax?

20 November 2015
Spain’s senate has endorsed an amendment to the 2016 General State Budget Bill approving the extension of reduced tax level on fluorinated gases in 2016. As a result, the tax level will remain the same as in 201...
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U.S. government working to procure environmentally friend...

U.S. government working to procure environmentally friend...

16 November 2015
In a webinar hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on 10 November, Bella Maranion from EPA presented federal sector leadership to reduce HFC emissions through procurement. Special focus was given to the a...
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Countries agree on a way forward to shape a global HFC ph...

Countries agree on a way forward to shape a global HFC ph...

10 November 2015
After week-long formal talks on the future management of HFCs, the Montreal Protocol meeting held last week in Dubai concluded with what is believed to be a significant step towards a global HFC phase down. Work will ...
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Australia seeking comments on possible HFC emission reduc...

Australia seeking comments on possible HFC emission reduc...

28 October 2015
In a major step forward for its conservative government, Australia is seeking comments from relevant stakeholders regarding their options paper, the review of the “Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas M...
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FMI Energy: EPA continues to investigate possible alterna...

FMI Energy: EPA continues to investigate possible alterna...

12 October 2015
The EPA plans to complete a new SNAP rule within the next year. Environmental organisations, riled by the EPA’s decision to push back many of the delisting dates for HFCs, filed petitions seeking concrete deadli...