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Toshiba switching to R32 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:12:26 GMT
Toshiba is switching its full residential and light commercial air conditioning ranges for the UK to R32 refrigerant.David Dunn, Managing Director of Toshiba Air Conditioning in the UK, announced an extended and re-engineered line-up of single and multi split systems for residential and Digital Inverter and Super Digital Inverter light commercial products using the A2L refrigerant.Other than VRF equipment, Toshiba says it will not [...]

Cutting costs for industrial users Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:01:55 GMT
ICS Cool Energy has produced a free guide with the aim of helping industrial end-users to cut carbon emissions and energy costs. With industrial cooling and refrigeration equipment (including pumps, chillers and fans) accounting for a significant proportion of a plant’s total electricity cost, there is clearly a need for industrial activity to be undertaken in as efficient a way as possible for ultimate savings alongsid [...]

College launches Fujitsu training room Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:36:01 GMT
Eastleigh College will host an open day next month to mark the launch of its Fujitsu-sponsored training room.The breakfast event is on 30 May (8.30am-12.30pm) and is supported by Hampshire Refrigeration Society. Guests will have the chance to learn about training courses and apprenticeships and have the opportunity to meet employers.The Fujitsu equipment, including a number of the latest fixed systems, w [...]

New home for Newcastle Dinner Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:37:13 GMT
​The IOR Northern Branch Dinner, widely known as the Newcastle Dinner, is moving to a bigger venue this year to meet growing demand.This year's event, on Thursday 4 October, will be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Newcastle.​To book places or discuss sponsorship, contact ​​Adelle Munroe (70918 881406) or Juliet Loiselle (07786 336606). [...]

Countdown to BCIA Awards Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:48:18 GMT
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards 2018 take place in Birmingham next month.This year’s event, on Thursday 10 May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, will be hosted by award-winning comedian, writer and actor Lucy Porter.  Nine winners will be honoured at the event and the President’s chosen charity is Prostate Cancer UK.A table of ten costs £1,100 with indivi [...]

Toshiba goes all the way with R32 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Toshiba Air Conditioning UK has announced that it is moving all of its R410A products to R32 with the exception of VRF....

Sky's the limit with Engie Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:37:00 +0100

ENGIE Refrigeration, based in Lindau, Germany, has secured a major deal to supply Hamburg Airport with cooling....

Pentland Wholesale boosts business development team Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:21:00 +0100

Pentland Wholesale Limited has appointed Brendan Murphy as its distributor business development manager covering the South of England, working with and developing the Pentland Wholesale distributor partner network....

FETA chairman addresses industry challenges at annual lunch Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:41:00 +0100

On 19 April, the Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) held its annual lunch at The Brewery, London, hosting guests from a whole range of relevant institutes, associations and government departments....

BBC Radio 4 calls for refrigeration engineers Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:27:00 +0100

BBC Radio Four is producing a new series which traces a group of people who studied together at some point in their lives and then went their separate ways, and a refrigeration course that took place in the 1970s has been chosen for participation....

Alternatives training days across Europe Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:52:16 +0000

EUROPE: The low GWP refrigerants training project, REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE, is to organise a programme of study and train the trainer events. Co-financed by the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, the REAL Alternatives 4 LIFE project will organise four study day events in several countries in Europe aimed at standardising...

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Smith stresses FETA’s role in Brexit talks Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:32:10 +0000

UK: FETA’s ongoing efforts to ensure the UK HVACR industry doesn’t lose out in Brexit negotiations dominated chairman John Smith’s speech at yesterday’s annual FETA lunch. The Beijer Ref UK & Ireland group technical director told over 400 guests at the Brewery in London, yesterday, “We continue to watch with concern how the negotiations and...

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Toshiba hints at R410A VRF solution Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:44:24 +0000

UK: Toshiba claims an answer to the use of high GWP R410A in VRF air conditioning systems could be just two years away. The F-gas phase down has led to large price increases and supply issues with R410A refrigerant in Europe, something which is likely be repeated globally when the Kigali amendment kicks in. While...

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Toshiba makes complete switch to R32 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:32:37 +0000

UK: Toshiba UK has announced an immediate switch to lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its entire residential and light commercial air conditioning ranges. Toshiba Air Conditioning’s UK MD David Dunn announced to distributors on Tuesday that, with the exception of VRF equipment, there would be no further shipments of R410A splits, multi-splits and light commercial...

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Commissioners Bulc and Arias Cañete welcome the IMO agreement on CO2 reductions in the maritime sector Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Following the agreement reached today at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on an initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc and Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias Cañete issued the following statement:

Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on first ever EU legislation to monitor and report CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles Tue, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200

Representatives from the European Parliament and the Council reached yesterday evening a provisional agreement on the Regulation for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data from new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), i.e. lorries, buses and coaches.

Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference kicks EU's strategy for greener and cleaner economy into high gear Thu, 22 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

On 3 April 2018 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2017 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

On 3 April 2018 at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), the European Commission will grant unlimited access to installation-level 2017 verified emissions data on the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) website. Access to this data will be granted irrespective of the amount of data available. No aggregate data or interpretation will be made available.

  • The data, extracted on the 1st April at 12:00 CEST, will also be published at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet on the Union Registry page of this website. This data extract will be used to calculate the total number of allowances in circulation for the purposes of implementing the Market Stability Reserve.
  • On 2 May 2018 at 12:00 CEST, the European Commission will grant unlimited access on the EUTL website to the quantity of allowances surrendered per installation for 2017 as well as the installation-level compliance code, based on the data available on 30 April, setting out whether an operator surrendered the required amount of allowances. The compliance information data will also be published at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet on the Union Registry page of this website.

In phase 3 of the EU ETS international credits – i.e. Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) – are exchanged rather than used directly. The Commission will therefore publish a regulatory update on 4 May 2018 at 12:00 CEST setting out the aggregate number of international credits which has been exchanged for allowances by 30 April 2018.

[The term "installation" refers either to a fixed installation or an aircraft operator.]

Sustainable finance: Commission's Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission is today unveiling its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

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.

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