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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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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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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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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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HCFC phase-out creating opportunities for natural refrige...

HCFC phase-out creating opportunities for natural refrige...

12 April 2016
The phase-out of HCFCs and a 2015 revision the Environmental Protection Law are creating new opportunities for natural refrigerants in room air-conditioning, heat pump, commercial and industrial refrigeration applicat...
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Progress slow as countries negotiate global HFC phase-down

Progress slow as countries negotiate global HFC phase-down

12 April 2016
Last week saw the first of a series of meetings in 2016 that seek to negotiate the way forward in curbing the production and consumption of climate-damaging HFCs on a global scale. While some progress was made –...
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French government bolsters support for climate friendly t...

French government bolsters support for climate friendly t...

6 April 2016
At the end of March the French government launched a second call for projects to support the commercialisation of technology using low GWP technologies, including natural refrigerants.
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EU’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling explores poten...

EU’s Strategy on Heating and Cooling explores poten...

17 February 2016
According to the first EU-level Strategy on Heating and Cooling, the phase-down of fluorinated gases under the EU F-Gas Regulation will help accelerate the renovation of heating and cooling systems in buildings. The E...
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Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities fo...

Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities fo...

16 February 2016
During ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Japan and other regions, such as Europe, North America and China. Training of technicians was highlighted as a...
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China’s policy promoting shift to naturals in 2016

China’s policy promoting shift to naturals in 2016

15 February 2016
Issuing the list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, finalising proposals for Stage II of the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) and revising national standards for natural refrigerants – China’s...
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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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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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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...