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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 [...]

 Jet Environmental sees growth despite uncertainty Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:26:00 +0000

Leading temperature control specialists Jet Environmental have revealed an optimistic picture for the future of the business as Britain leaves the European Union, with a 4% increase in revenue during 2019 following double-digit increases in the ...

JS Wright appoints new mechanical project manager Tue, 18 Feb 2020 10:23:00 +0000

Leading building services provider JS Wright has strengthened its project management team after appointing Ashley Batty as mechanical project manager....

SEC Group calls on Government to enhance Building Regulator's powers Mon, 17 Feb 2020 15:41:00 +0000

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and Government begins to frame its legislation, a leading UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for the Regulator....

Cliff Gills to head up industrial refrigeration sales at Bitzer UK Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:27:00 +0000

Bitzer UK has appointed Cliff Gills to the position of Industrial Refrigeration Business Line Manager, with responsibility for the company’s industrial refrigeration portfolio....

Williams appoints new installation and service support manager Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:24:00 +0000

King’s Lynn-based Williams Refrigeration has appointed Craig Wells as its new installation and service support manager....

New England state governors back HFC refrigerant limits Tue, 18 Feb 2020 22:18:43 +0000

USA: The New England states of Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have submitted bipartisan legislation that directs the US EPA to limit the use HFCs where safer alternatives are available. Legislation proposed by Governor Janet Mills of Maine – An Act to Restrict the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons – directs the Department of Environmental Protection to …

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Stiebel Eltron launches R454C heat pump Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:23:11 +0000

GERMANY: Stiebel Eltron has announced the introduction of its first heat pump using lower GWP refrigerant R454C.  The manufacturer’s announcement of the adoption of R454C at last year’s ISH exhibition has its first manifestation in the form of the WPL-A Premium, a new inverter-controlled air-water heat pump.  Designed for heating and cooling as well as …

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National is Beijer Ref UK supplier of the year Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:49:05 +0000

UK: National Refrigerants was named as Beijer Ref UK Supplier of the Year at the refrigeration wholesaling group’s annual supplier dinner.

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EFCTC welcomes action on illegal F-gas trade Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:20:22 +0000

BELGIUM: The fluorocarbon refrigerant manufacturers’ group, EFCTC, has welcomed the European Commission decision to escalate the case against Romania for failing to introduce penalties for breaches of the F-gas regulation. After Romania failed to act on a letter of formal notice sent last year, the European Commission announced last week that it had moved to …

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Commission launches public consultation on EU financial markets rules Tue, 18 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission is assessing the overall functioning of the regulatory financial framework governing the functioning and transparency of EU financial markets.

EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects to promote a green and climate-neutral Europe Mon, 17 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projects in nine Member States, helping Europe's transition to a sustainable economy and climate neutrality. These projects are located in Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Slovakia, Czechia and Spain.

Lifting the suspension of UK-related processes in the Union Registry of the EU ETS Fri, 31 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Today, the instruments of ratification of both Parties to the Withdrawal Agreement were deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council and the Withdrawal Agreement will enter into force on 1 February 2020. This Agreement ensures that UK operators remain subject to EU ETS compliance obligations for emissions in the years 2019 and 2020. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to maintain the suspension of relevant processes for the UK. In accordance with legal provisions in force, the suspension will no longer apply and allowances issued by the UK in respect of 2019 and 2020 will not be identified by a country code nor be excluded from use for compliance. This means that from 3 February 2020 all processes for the UK in the Union Registry can again be executed.

Executive Vice President Timmermans' remarks at the Conference on the first European Climate Law Tue, 28 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Remarks by Executive Vice President Timmermans, in charge of the European Green Deal,  at the Conference on the first European Climate Law, in Brussels

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013‑2020.

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: