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Californian incentive funds on hold until 2017

Californian incentive funds on hold until 2017

27 July 2016
California’s refrigerant incentive programme, which has earmarked $20 million for businesses planning to install low-GWP refrigeration equipment, is on hold until 2017.
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Vienna talks bring world closer to HFC phase-down

Vienna talks bring world closer to HFC phase-down

25 July 2016
Participants in last week's Montreal Protocol meetings in Vienna made progress towards a global deal on managing HFCs. Confidence was high among the international community that a definitive agreement can be struck at...
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EIA calls on Montreal Protocol Parties to tackle illegal ...

EIA calls on Montreal Protocol Parties to tackle illegal ...

18 July 2016
The scale of illegal HCFC trade could potentially be larger than that previously seen with CFCs, warns the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in a new report published ahead Montreal Protocol talks this week tha...
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UK, Germany support natural refrigerants in Thailand

UK, Germany support natural refrigerants in Thailand

15 July 2016
The United Kingdom and Germany this week (12 July) announced that they are jointly providing Thailand with a grant of 560 million baht to support the development of climate-friendly HVAC&R equipment.
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Australia mulls phase-down of high-GWP refrigerants for a...

Australia mulls phase-down of high-GWP refrigerants for a...

7 July 2016
Australia’s federal government is considering introducing legislation that would begin to phase down high-GWP refrigerants such as R134a from domestic and car air conditioning. The proposed move is part of a wid...
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Slovak EU Presidency to tackle Brexit, COP22 and Montreal...

Slovak EU Presidency to tackle Brexit, COP22 and Montreal...

1 July 2016
The Slovak EU Presidency of the European Union is set to be particularly eventful, with the challenges posed by Brexit and the migrant crisis likely to be significant. Putting together the EU’s contribution to M...
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CARB gearing up to disburse refrigerant incentives

CARB gearing up to disburse refrigerant incentives

30 June 2016
California is heading toward establishing regulations on HFC emissions that may include setting a limit of 150 for the global warming potential of new refrigeration equipment.
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Utilities put incentive money on the table

Utilities put incentive money on the table

30 June 2016
In the United States, utilities budgeted about $6 billion to promote energy efficiency through incentives in 2013.
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UPDATE: Australia to cut HFC emissions

UPDATE: Australia to cut HFC emissions

30 June 2016
Australia will curb HFC emissions by 85% by 2036, the government announced on 27 June, joining the United States, the European Union and Japan as a "world leader" in reducing HFC emissions. 
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New policy developments pushing natural refrigerants at A...

New policy developments pushing natural refrigerants at A...

21 June 2016
Participants attending ATMOsphere America in Chicago last week heard from U.S., Canadian and Mexican government representatives how progressive new policies are helping to widen the uptake of natural refrigerant-based...
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World leaders launch 'Advanced Cooling Challenge'

World leaders launch 'Advanced Cooling Challenge'

6 June 2016
‘Advanced Cooling’, launched last weekend at the Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco, challenges governments and businesses to develop and use efficient, smart, affordable and climate-friendly coolin...
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EPA publishes rule approving CO<sub>2</sub> for ice rinks, chillers,...

EPA publishes rule approving CO2 for ice rinks, chillers,...

24 May 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published in the Federal Register a notice finding carbon dioxide acceptable as a refrigerant in new equipment for ice skating rinks, centrifugal chillers, positive displac...
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G7 countries to push for HFC phase-down

G7 countries to push for HFC phase-down

19 May 2016
The G7 group of countries has agreed to push for the adoption of an HFC phase-down amendment under the Montreal Protocol this year. The phase-down was among a raft of environmental issues discussed by G7 environment m...
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Training on natural refrigerants is key, say European reg...

Training on natural refrigerants is key, say European reg...

4 May 2016
During the ATMOsphere Europe 2016 conference in Barcelona, Spain, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Europe and beyond. Training of technicians was highlighted as a key activity to support t...
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California mulls HFC bans in refrigeration, air condition...

California mulls HFC bans in refrigeration, air condition...

14 April 2016
The California Air Resources Board has taken another step towards curbing emissions of high-GWP HFCs with the publication of a Proposed Strategy to reduce short-lived climate pollutants this week. The strategy foresee...