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EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

EPA announces final dates for delisting of HFCs

3 July 2015
In an eagerly anticipated move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced the final rule for the delisting of several high-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerants, giving the HVAC&R in...
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Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death kne...

Raft of recommended natural substitutes signals death kne...

29 June 2015
China has underlined its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology in a draft list of recommended substitutes for HCFCs, which are likely to be followed swiftly by sub...
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UNIDO project helps The Gambia adopt natural refrigerants...

UNIDO project helps The Gambia adopt natural refrigerants...

22 May 2015
An official inauguration workshop on 5 May marked the start of a joint project to support the uptake of natural refrigerants in The Gambia by UNIDO, the Gambian Government, the Gambia Technical Training Institute and ...
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Reducing costs and increasing efficiency in vending equip...

Reducing costs and increasing efficiency in vending equip...

7 May 2015
The European Vending Association Expand Project is developing a low cost expansion device to improve efficiencies of chilled vending equipment using CO2 or hydrocarbons.
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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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EPA’s final rule expands the use of 4 hydrocarbon r...

EPA’s final rule expands the use of 4 hydrocarbon r...

3 March 2015
On 27 February 2015, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a final rule listing four additional hydrocarbon refrigerants (R290, R600a, R170 and R441A) as acceptable substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives ...
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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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Hydrocarbons set to play vital role in renovation of Viet...

Hydrocarbons set to play vital role in renovation of Viet...

21 January 2015
Vietnam is looking to lessen the environmental impact of its industrial refrigeration sector. To help achieve this, a project has been initiated by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the G...
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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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Fast growing HFC levels risk undermining climate benefits...

Fast growing HFC levels risk undermining climate benefits...

16 September 2014
A scientific report published by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) evaluating the ozone layer depletion status has found that it is well on track to recove...
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UPDATE: What does the carbon tax repeal in Australia mean...

UPDATE: What does the carbon tax repeal in Australia mean...

27 August 2014
In July 2014, Australia became the world’s first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), including the carbon equivalent levy on HFCs. In order to investigate ...
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Nigeria starts HC refrigerant production and export to We...

Nigeria starts HC refrigerant production and export to We...

7 August 2014
As part of the HCFC phase out plan, Nigeria has started production of hydrocarbon refrigerants with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funding from the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal...
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Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection offers subsi...

Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection offers subsi...

30 July 2014
On 29 April, as part of the ‘Room Air Conditioning Industry HCFC Phase-out Management Action Plan’, the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection published a list of nine air conditioner (AC) makers eli...