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Sam chases more glory Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:27:24 GMT
Sam Gills of Star Refrigeration Star Refrigeration apprentice Sam Gills, who was crowned ACR Trainee of the Year in 2017, is one of six people contesting the national final at WorldSkills UK LIVE, starting tomorrow the NEC in Birmingham. Following the regional SkillFRIDGE heats during the summer, the top six apprentices qualified for the national final, with Sam now lining up alongside Chandler Davison of Thermocold (trainer B [...]

Kevin Keegan to present awards Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:46:32 GMT
Kevin Keegan England football legend Kevin Keegan will be entertaining guests and presenting prizes to the winners at the National ACR & Heat Pump Awards in January.He will join the celebrations at Manchester's Midland Hotel on 24 January as we recognise the leading people, products and projects in the world of air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pumps. Kevin Keegan joined Liverpool from Scunthor [...]

Farewell to former Smith Brothers chairman Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:44:33 GMT
John Smith John Smith, the former chairman of Smith Brothers (Leicester) Ltd, has died at the age of 86.He was the grandson of company founder Walter Smith and remained closely connected to the business, often walking to work.In a company announcement his son Steven, the managing director of Smith Brothers Stores, said: "It is with extreme sadness that I must inform you that my father John Smith, passed away peacefully on 9th [...]

Disa Shearer joins TQ Environmental Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:34:26 GMT
Disa Shearer of TQ Environmental Wakefield-based TQ Environmental has welcomed Disa Shearer as a new gas monitoring and refrigerant leak detection sales representative. Disa, who has extensive experience in air conditioning distribution, moved to TQ at the beginning of November. Once fully up to speed with the full TQ product range, which covers refrigeration and marine applications in addition to air conditioning, she will be [...]

A2Ls top the bill at Climalife event Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Speakers, from left, Steve Gatenby, Peter Dinnage (both Climalife), Neil Roberts (Chemours), Dave Richards, Allan Harper (both Climalife), Tom Burniston (Bacharach) and Luke Dehon (Dehon Group) Mildly flammable A2L refrigerants dominated the agenda and the conversation at the third Climalife IDS Refrigeration customer event of the year in Warwickshire.Managing director Allan Harper and the Climalife team welcomed customers, partner [...]

Cool Talk to be hosted by A-Gas Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:34:00 +0000

For the last Cool Talk of the year, the IOR will be heading West to Bristol to hold its breakfast briefing for service engineer and technicians....

Star Refrigeration apprentice reaches SkillFRIDGE final at WorldSkills UK LIVE Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:02:00 +0000

Newcastle-based industrial refrigeration apprentice from Star Refrigeration, Sam Gills, is among the six apprentice engineers to reach the SkillFRIDGE competition final being held at WorldSkills UK LIVE....

Toshiba launches 24/7 online air con orders Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:58:00 +0000

Toshiba Air Conditioning UK has launched a new website enabling installers and contracting companies to order equipment 24/7, with next day delivery direct to site, depending on when the order is placed....

IoR president delivers 'totally cool' first speech Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:01:00 +0000

Kevin Glass stepped up as President of the Institute of Refrigeration last week and addressed the members at the AGM, highlighting some of the key challenges facing industry at this time....

Coolair brings cooling comfort to Uni facilities Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000

Air conditioning contractor Coolair Equipment has brought state-of-the-art comfort cooling to a new hotel and conference suite at the University of Birmingham....

Carel sees sales rise 8.4% Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:45:19 +0000

ITALY: Controls and humidification company Carel saw turnover rise 8.4% to €208.4m in the first nine months of this year. The latest figures reveal that consolidated EBITDA was actually 4.1% down at €38.28m over the same period, but this was due to the costs incurred in the first half of 2018 for listing on the...

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Gordon Shanks wins Kooltech Award Thu, 15 Nov 2018 22:18:18 +0000

UK: Gordon Shanks MD and founder of Elgin Refrigeration was recognised for his contribution to the industry at tonight’s IoR Scotland dinner in Glasgow. Shanks received the annual Kooltech Award for the most outstanding contribution to the Scottish refrigeration industry from Kooltech MD Murray Sharp at tonight’s sell-out dinner at the Crowne Plaza. He received a...

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Yearsley acquired by US group Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:07:26 +0000

UK: Frozen food sales and logistics firm Yearsley has been acquired by the US company Lineage Logistics Holdings LLC. Formed in 1952, Yearsley has grown to become one of the most respected temperature-controlled logistics providers in the UK, operating a network of 12 cold stores nationwide. With over 300 vehicles, Yearsley complements its cold storage...

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Kulthorn Kirby buys Bristol technology Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:55:51 +0000

USA/THAILAND: Kulthorn Kirby has acquired the intellectual property, technology and processes of US manufacturer Bristol Compressors International. Virginia-based air conditioning and refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bristol announced its closure at the end of July and is due to finally shut its doors on Monday. This new agreement transfers Bristol’s equipment, brand name, product line, technologies and...

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Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100

New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement commitments.

Europe is ready for climate impacts: Commission evaluates its strategy Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Adapting the EU regions and economic sectors to the impacts of climate change is now more urgent than forecast in the EU’s 2013 adaptation strategy. This is one of the key findings of the Commission’s evaluation of the strategy published today. The analysis results in a report on lessons learned and reflections on improvements for future action.

Updated information on Exchange and International Credit Use in the EU ETS Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The total number of international credits exchanged now amounts to 436.2 million since the exchange function became operational in March 2014. This is an increase of 2.1 million credits compared to the number of international credits exchanged that was published in May 2018.

Emissions Trading: Commission adopts amendment to ETS Auctioning Regulation Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Today the Commission adopted a delegated regulation amending the ETS Auctioning Regulation to list Germany’s next opt-out auction platform and to establish arrangements for monetising a first batch of 50 million allowances, to enable a timely start of the Innovation Fund in 2020.

EU on track to implement Paris commitments, Member States preparing 2030 energy and climate plans Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200

The European Union reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 22% between 1990 and 2017, while the economy grew by 58% over the same period. According to the new EU climate action progress report, however, amid robust economic growth, emissions increased slightly by 0.6 % between 2016 and 2017, mainly in transport and industry.

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: