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PHEX bullseye for >B< Press Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:19:46 GMT
Peter Manley Visitors to the Conex Bänninger stand at PHEX Manchester next month will be able to take on darts ace Peter Manley and meet sports MC Paul Booth, while also finding out about the company’s range of >B< Press fittings.Manley, known as "One Dart" is a former professional darts player and current chairman of the Professional Dart Players Association. He will take on visitors in a series of three-dart chal [...]

HRS Technical Breakfast Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:51:41 GMT
Hampshire Refrigeration Society stages its next Technical Breakfast Briefing at Kelvion-Searle in Fareham on Tuesday, October 2.Speakers include Stephen Benton of Cool Concerns, who will talk about R744 condensing units, Andrew Faulkner of Samsung, looking at innovations in air conditioning, and Simon Jones of Kelvion-Searle, who will be discussing CO2 options on gas coolers. The event begins at 8.3 [...]

BITZER backing World Refrigeration Day Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:31:41 GMT
Compressor manufacturer BITZER is supporting World Refrigeration Day, which will be held on June 26 each year.Patrick Koops of BITZER said: "This day will give our industry the recognition it deserves as an indispensable driver of the world we live in today and in future. It will raise awareness for all the exciting job opportunities in the refrigeration sector, which definitely is a promising option for young people in their care [...]

Nominations for J&E Hall Gold Medal Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:23:06 GMT
The Institute of Refrigeration is seeking nominations for the J&E Hall International Gold Medal.Now in its 41st year, the internationally respected award is given in recognition of outstanding technical achievements in refrigeration and related fields. It is open to individuals or teams with recent outstanding achievements in one or more of the following areas:​Practical applications of innovat [...]

Cutting costs with free cooling Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:43:16 GMT
Many industrial end-users are failing to take advantage of free cooling to cut their process cooling costs, according to a new guide from ICS Cool Energy.The guide says a combination of scepticism and a lack of awareness is limiting wider take-up. Free Cooling: Break Free From The Cost Of Process Cooling says free cooling can cut process cooling costs by up to 80% compared to a purely el [...]

Johnson Controls joins Eurovent Middle East Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:25:00 +0100

The multi-industrial leader in diversified technologies, Johnson Controls, has together with its affiliated brands York and RuskinTitus, joined forces with Eurovent Middle East....

Asda takes the lead with F1-inspired Aerofoil technology Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:13:00 +0100

Supermarket Asda has announced that it will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets to slash CO2 emissions and reduce energy consumption from refrigeration by an estimated 17 percent....

Ziehl-Abegg director calls for quieter efficiency Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0100

Masahiro Tsujimoto, Japanese fan expert and managing director of Ziehl-Abegg Japan, offered his thoughts on the improvement of air cooling systems at a recent international meeting....

Jet Environmental bolsters presence in pharmaceutical sector Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:47:00 +0100

HVAC system supplier Jet Environmental has announced a series of new projects for clients including the NHS, Alloga, Great Bear, Waymade and Phoenix Healthcare Distribution....

Cars Refrigeration launches Boyard compressor range Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:35:00 +0100

A leading supplier of refrigeration components, tools and equipment has partnered with compressor manufacturer Boyard to supply its products throughout the UK....

EIA investigates illegal HFC claims Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:53:58 +0000

UK: A leading environmental group is to investigate reports of widespread illegal sales and use of HFCs in Europe. In response to recent Cooling Post reports of illegal refrigerant imports and sales across Europe, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has contacted over 150 associations, refrigerant distributors, consultants and contractors in an effort to understand the...

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JC/Hitachi scholarship for women in Asia Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:33:13 +0000

BANGLADESH: Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning has donated US$50,000 to support full scholarships for students of Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. AUW is a leading international, independent university for women in South Asia that is committed to making world-class liberal arts and sciences education accessible to women who aim to become leaders in...

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Hungary is 15th EU member to sign Kigali Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:19:30 +0000

HUNGARY: The list of nations to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has grown to 48, with Hungary becoming the 15th European member state to sign. In addition to Hungary, the other new additions are Tonga, Uruguay, Senegal and Niger.  The global agreement to phase down HFCs will enter into force on January...

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Chillventa 2018 – the largest ever Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:59:17 +0000

GERMANY: Chillventa celebrates its 10th anniversary next month with its biggest ever show, passing the 1,000 exhibitor milestone for the first time. The 1,023 exhibitors will ensure that this year’s event in Nuremberg from October 16-18 will be the largest display of refrigeration, air conditioning ventilation and heat pump equipment in its history. It also...

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EU and California to step up cooperation on carbon markets Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

At the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco today, European Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and California Governor Jerry Brown agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation on carbon markets.

Draft amendment to ETS Auctioning Regulation available for stakeholder feedback: renewed opt-out platform for Germany and arrangements for auctioning of 50 million allowances for the Innovation Fund in 2020 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

A draft amendment to the ETS Auctioning Regulation listing Germany’s next opt-out auction platform has been published today on the Better Regulation Portal starting a four-week stakeholder feedback period. The draft amendment also establishes arrangements for monetising a first batch of 50 million allowances, to enable a timely start of the Innovation Fund in 2020. 

Commissioner Arias Cañete at Global Climate Action Summit in California Tue, 11 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will attend the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) taking place in San Francisco, California, on 12-14 September.

German auctions on renewed opt-out platform expected to resume in early 2019 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Germany's contract with its current opt-out auction platform, the European Energy Exchange AG (EEX), will expire on 14 November 2018, with the last auction under the current contract scheduled for 9 November 2018.

Public consultation on the strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018.

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:

Success in Vienna clears path for HFC amendment to Montreal Protocol in October Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:05:25 +0200

The European Commission has welcomed the significant progress made in Vienna towards agreeing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol this October for a global reduction in the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The 196 Parties of the Montreal Protocol, who met from 15-23 July, agreed the key elements of the amendment proposal.