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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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Is Europe more open to chemical giants’ concerns th...

Is Europe more open to chemical giants’ concerns th...

1 April 2015
According to a response from Commissioner Bieńkowska and a Daimler spokesperson, the EC has had more than four times as many meetings with Honeywell and DuPont than with the safety-concerned OEM. Tensions rise as...
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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...
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India and US agree to make progress on HFCs in 2015

India and US agree to make progress on HFCs in 2015

29 January 2015
In a meeting held on 25-26 January 2015, the US President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirmed their commitment to work on phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol and to make progress in neg...
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Natural refrigerants set to fill vacuum created by EU's n...

Natural refrigerants set to fill vacuum created by EU's n...

9 January 2015
Europe is set to have a landmark year for the usage and promotion of natural refrigerants. The entry into force of both the new F-Gas Regulation and the HCFC phase out across the EU at the beginning of 2015 will see t...
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UPDATE: Canada to align with the US on limiting the use o...

UPDATE: Canada to align with the US on limiting the use o...

11 December 2014
At the UN Climate Summit held in New York on 23 September, the Canadian Environment Minister announced that the government would soon publish a Notice of Intent to regulate HFCs in-line with the proposals recently pub...
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Global agreement on HFCs likely to become reality in 2015

Global agreement on HFCs likely to become reality in 2015

27 November 2014
Progress was achieved at the 26th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol held on 17-21 November in Paris with close to 200 countries able to agree to hold informal discussions on HFCs in a structured ma...
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US-China climate deal could boost refrigerant market

US-China climate deal could boost refrigerant market

14 November 2014
After months of talks, the presidents of the United States and China reached agreement on an ambitious joint plan to curb carbon emissions in a watershed moment on Wednesday, 12 November. But what does this pact entai...
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MAC Episode V: the European Commission strikes back

MAC Episode V: the European Commission strikes back

29 September 2014
On 25 September, the European Commission sent a formal request to Germany to take the necessary actions to apply the EU Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning, giving the member state two months to comply with the reque...
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UPDATE: Is this the end for R-134a in stand-alone refrige...

UPDATE: Is this the end for R-134a in stand-alone refrige...

22 September 2014
HFC134a could be prohibited in new stand-alone retail food refrigeration and vending machines as of 2016 according to a US EPA proposed rule, a timeline that was very much debated during a 27 August 2014 public hearin...
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US government teams up with private sector to accelerate ...

US government teams up with private sector to accelerate ...

19 September 2014
In an announcement released by the White House on 16 September, several end-users and manufacturers in the US pledged their voluntary commitments to reduce use of HFCs while advancing development and uptake of HFC-fre...
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Japan: €57 million in subsidies to offer even more o...

Japan: €57 million in subsidies to offer even more o...

11 September 2014
In the next fiscal year the Ministry of Environment of Japan (MOE) has announced a proposal to increase the budget for a subsidy incentivising natural refrigerants to €57 million. Once approved by the Diet (the n...
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DUH calls for swift switch to CO<sub>2</sub> MAC technology in buses

DUH calls for swift switch to CO2 MAC technology in buses

4 September 2014
The need to switch to environmentally friendly and safe refrigerants in mobile air conditioning systems (MAC) doesn’t stop at passenger vehicles, which have received considerable attention in recent months due t...