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China’s HCFC phase-out ambitions under spotlight at...

China’s HCFC phase-out ambitions under spotlight at...

25 August 2016
Experts attending the 2016 Gustav Lorentzen conference this week were optimistic that China’s HCFC phase-out plan will trigger wider uptake of natural refrigerants across the Asian powerhouse.
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New opportunities for Hydrocarbons in Oman?

New opportunities for Hydrocarbons in Oman?

16 August 2016
This week, the gulf state Oman announced stage two of their plan to radically cut HCFC’s, ozone-depleting substances, by 2020. Official sources linked to the Government have opened the door to a wider use of hyd...
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Mexico looks to Montreal Protocol for natrefs boost

Mexico looks to Montreal Protocol for natrefs boost

10 August 2016
Mexico is seeking an agreement within the Montreal Protocol framework that would enable a phase-down of HFCs in the country. Accelerate America reports.
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Natrefs could satisfy 77% of India’s cooling needs ...

Natrefs could satisfy 77% of India’s cooling needs ...

2 August 2016
Natural refrigerants are set to play a huge role in India’s HVAC&R industry, according to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). The Indian NGO is urging international policymakers to adopt a mechanis...
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AHRI: Hydrocarbons to feature in U.S. research this autumn

AHRI: Hydrocarbons to feature in U.S. research this autumn

28 July 2016
Hydrocarbons are set to be included in the new U.S. government-backed $5.8 million research programme on flammable refrigerants in autumn 2016, a representative of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Insti...
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Hydrocarbon safety standards high on global agenda

Hydrocarbon safety standards high on global agenda

28 July 2016
Out-dated international standards that arbitrarily restrict the use of hydrocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment are increasingly seen as a barrier to wider uptake of climate-friendly alternatives t...
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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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Industry: Hydrocarbons currently excluded from U.S. gover...

Industry: Hydrocarbons currently excluded from U.S. gover...

26 July 2016
Hydrocarbons are currently being excluded from a new $5.8 million research programme on flammable refrigerants in the United States.
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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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SECOP: Regulation creating new opportunities for hydrocar...

SECOP: Regulation creating new opportunities for hydrocar...

14 July 2016
EU and US regulations are driving radical change in the heating and cooling market – creating new opportunities for hydrocarbons, SECOP’s Pieter Boink told hydrocarbons21.com. 
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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.