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Flowrite acquired by Airedale Group Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:20:00 GMT
Maidstone-based Flowrite Refrigeration Holdings has been acquired by the Airedale Group, a leading catering equipment installation and servicing specialist. Airedale Group CEO Rob Bywell said: “This is a significant and exciting investment and one that creates a compelling proposition. The acquisition of Flowrite coupled with our existing service operation, creates the largest specialist maintenanc [...]

New look as Coolair hits 40 Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:02:32 GMT
Citroen Regional Business Sales Manager James Walton handing keys to Coolair Equipment’s Finance Director Helen Sharratt at the company’s Manchester HQ Coolair Equipment has unveiled a new fleet and a new look for 2020 – the company's 40th year of operations.The new fleet of Citroen commercial vehicles will operate from the air conditioning specialist's sites in Manchester, Cannock and Maidstone. Each vehicle has been wra [...]

Temporary solutions to post-Brexit concerns Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:04:19 GMT
Temporary cooling systems and chillers that can transform ambient temperature warehousing into chilled/cold storage could represent a potential solution to uncertainty surrounding the post-Brexit supply chain, according to Aggreko.Following comments from European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen about a UK trade deal, companies across the supply chain may face challenges increasing capacity to stockpile chilled and cold g [...]

Cool Concerns is natural choice for Beijer Ref Wed, 08 Jan 2020 10:58:23 GMT
Howard Noble of Beijer Ref UK & Ireland with Stephen Benton of Cool Concerns Wholesaler Beijer Ref UK & Ireland has announced that Tewkesbury-based Cool Concerns will be its exclusive training and support partner for natural refrigerants for the fourth consecutive year.Dean & Wood launched the SCM Cubo2 Smart CO2 condensing unit range in 2018, and fellow Beijer Ref businesses HRP and DWG followed as demand increas [...]

​Fujitsu partners with AUK Distribution Tue, 07 Jan 2020 13:22:22 GMT
From left, Darryl Smith, Managing Director, AUK, Andrew Reah, Operations Director, AUK, and Ian Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK Fujitsu General Air Conditioning UK has formed a partnership with Newcastle-based AUK Distribution. Fujitsu says the move strengthens its recent collaboration with Italian group GI Holding to bring a range of applied products to the UK market.Formed in 2009 as a specia [...]

Fans for life Thu, 28 May 2020 15:26:00 +0100

EMAK will meet with visitors at stand E20 at 2021 HVAC and Refrigeration LIVE taking place in London in the Spring of next year....

The EU Recovery Plan: an opportunity to prioritise clean air Thu, 28 May 2020 15:07:00 +0100

The European Partnership for Energy and Environment (EPEE) welcomes the proposal for a Recovery Plan for Europe, which recognises the urgent need to boost residential and public building renovations to kick-start the EU economy and reduce emissions, ...

Rankine 2020 to be held as a virtual conference Thu, 28 May 2020 14:38:00 +0100

The IIR International Rankine 2020 Conference – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation will now be held from 27 to 31 July as a virtual event allowing even more delegates to take part in this unique and unprecedented event....

Hospital upgrades aircon and ventilation plant Thu, 28 May 2020 14:31:00 +0100

Royal South Hants Hospital in Southampton has upgraded its air conditioning and ventilation system with the installation of top-of-the-range ClimaCIAT Airtech Air Handling Units (AHUs). CIAT is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), a ...

Revolutionising the future of heating and cooling – an IOR SIRACH event Thu, 28 May 2020 14:27:00 +0100

The IOR’s SIRACH Network will be hosting an event on 9 June focusing on the recent advances of heating and cooling....

Report accuses AC companies of failing to innovate Tue, 02 Jun 2020 01:00:00 +0000

UK: A new report claims the leading air conditioning and fridge manufacturers are accused of failing to innovate or make the latest technology widely available. The report is from UK-based CDP, a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. CDP ranked 18 …

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Mitsubishi urges UK government to back “green” technology Mon, 01 Jun 2020 18:54:52 +0000

Deane Flint: “An increased focus on innovative technology is now more important than ever.” UK: Mitsubishi Electric has called on the UK government to pursue an increased focus on “greener” innovative technology as it rebuilds the economy post Covid-19. The air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer has joined with over 200 signatories from leading companies …

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Beijer Ref completes UK e-commerce sites Sun, 31 May 2020 17:35:15 +0000

UK: With more business moving online, refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref has completed the roll out of new e-commerce websites across its Dean & Wood, HRP and RW businesses in the UK.  The group’s associated company in Ireland, DWG, is expected to have its new e-commerce site up and running in July. While the changes come …

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Daikin invests $1.4m in Tokyo University start-up Sun, 31 May 2020 10:34:16 +0000

JAPAN: Daikin has invested JPY150m ($1.4m) in Nature Architects, a start-up company from the University of Tokyo developing direct functional modelling (DFM) in product design. DFM is a design technology that automatically calculates the optimum structure according to the design and functional requirements required for the finished product, and is said to be ideal for …

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Commission publishes first annual EU report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport Mon, 25 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission has published the first annual report on CO2 emissions from maritime transport. The report analyses the CO2 emissions and energy efficiency information of all the ships over 5,000 gross tonnage, which performed maritime transport activities related to the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018. Emissions reported by 11,600 ships have added up to over 138 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in that year, representing 3.7% of total EU CO2 emissions according to the European Environment Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions data.

Revised 2020 aviation auction calendar for the United Kingdom published Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The United Kingdom (UK) auction platform Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) today published the revised calendar for the auctions of aviation allowances that will take place in the remainder of 2020 for the UK.

Commission launches the call for tenders for the third common auction platform of the EU ETS Mon, 18 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission published today the invitation to the procurement of the third common auction platform of the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS). This platform will auction the allowances on behalf of 25 Member States and the 3 EEA-EFTA States, as well as the allowances for the Innovation Fund and the Modernisation Fund.

Commission launches online public consultation on new EU strategy on adaptation to climate change Thu, 14 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission invites all stakeholders and citizens to submit views on the EU’s new adaptation strategy in view of increasingly frequent and intense climate change impacts.

Updated information on exchange and international credit use in the EU ETS Fri, 08 May 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The total number of international credits exchanged amounts to 479.6 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of around 27.4 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged published in June 2019.

EU ratifies Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union has today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which will bring about a global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful greenhouse gases.

European Union receives 2017 Ozone Award Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union has received the 2017 Ozone Award for political leadership, for its role in the adoption of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

EU phasedown on track as fluorinated greenhouse gas use falls Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100

The production, import and export of fluorinated gases (F-gases) fell in the European Union last year, according to a new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today. F-gases are mainly used in cooling and heating equipment. Since they have a high global warming potential, phasing down HFCs is critical to global efforts to fight climate change.

Commission announces new €3 million project to kick-start HFC action Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission will provide EUR 3 million for early action to replace climate-warming gases in Latin America and the Caribbean. EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete made the announcement today in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is participating in crucial negotiations for a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases.

EU calling for ambitious HFC amendment under the Montreal Protocol Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:28:47 +0200

EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete's speech on tackling climate warming HFCs: