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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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Hydrocarbons currently excluded from U.S. government-fund...

Hydrocarbons currently excluded from U.S. government-fund...

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. 
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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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US government partners with AHRI, ASHRAE to fund flammabl...

US government partners with AHRI, ASHRAE to fund flammabl...

3 June 2016
The $5.2 million research programme on flammable refrigerants is part of ongoing global action to phase down the use of high-GWP fluorinated gases, identify and accelerate the use of climate-friendly alternatives, inc...
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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...