The Bahamas ratifies Kigali
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas has become the latest country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants.
Customs stop more refrigerant at Ukrainian border
Border police from the Vicovu de Sus have intercepted more illegal refrigerant being smuggled across the border from Ukraine.
PFAS ban would render systems unsafe
A leading European refrigeration research council claims that the safe, efficient and trouble-free operation of RACHP systems is not possible without the use of PFAS-containing materials.
World Refrigeration Day looks to the future
This year’s World Refrigeration Day on June 26 will focus on the future of cooling technology, the industry, the people working within it, and those that benefit from cooling.
R1234ze chiller for data centre cooling
Johnson Controls has announced the launch of its York YVAM air-cooled magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller with low GWP refrigerant R1234ze for hyperscale and colocation data centre cooling.
EU emissions down 4%
EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased 4% in the fourth quarter of 2022, compared with the same quarter of 2021, according to latest figures from Eurostat.
Romanian police seize more refrigerant
Customs officers in Romania continue to intercept illegal refrigerant being smuggled into the country from Ukraine.
RMI calls for rethink on AC standards
The organisation behind the Global Cooling Prize claims that current air conditioning testing standards and performance ratings fall short in the context of a warming world.
INWIC launches website hub
A new website launched by the International Network for Women in Cooling (INWIC) will act as a hub for the organisation and its members.
Spain urges greater effort in leak prevention
The Spanish refrigeration association, AEFYT, has urged greater efforts in refrigerant leak detection and containment as the industry faces “an unprecedented challenge” from the F-gas revision.
ASHRAE releases first zero net carbon and energy standard
ASHRAE has released a new standard to measure zero net carbon and energy goals in buildings.
Heat pumps – call for action
The European Commission has opened its call for evidence on its proposed heat pump action plan to accelerate deployment of the technology in the EU.
Social media reveals growing AC popularity
Data from social media has provided an insight into the increasing popularity of air conditioning worldwide.
Emissions increase after lockdown
EU greenhouse gas emissions increased by 6.2% from 2020 to 2021 but remained at lower level than before the pandemic, the latest European Environment Agency (EEA) report reveals.
$250m fund to drive US heat pump production
The US Department of Energy has announced a $250m fund to accelerate heat pump manufacturing in America.
Honeywell’s R455A lands in Italy
Italian discount supermarket chain MD Discount has selected the lower GWP blend refrigerant R455A for its store in San Giovanni in Persiceto.
Research finds global emissions of several banned ozone-destroying chemicals are increasing
New analysis has found increasing emissions of several ozone-depleting chemicals despite their production being banned for most uses under the Montreal Protocol—and a loophole in the rules is likely responsible.
Facade panels as heat sources for heat pumps
A concrete solar thermal building facade panel is being developed and tested as a heat source for heat pumps.
Niger submitted the first ever Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP)
Niger submitted the first ever Kigali Implementation Plan (KIP) that will help the country comply with the requirements under the Kigali Amendment, which is a pioneering and a forward-looking step. A discussion with the National Ozone Officer of Niger, Ali Seydou Moussa and an International Technical Expert, Bassam Elassaad, on the factors leading to the plan in the interview below.
Rheem meets cold climate heat pump challenge
Rheem has announced that one of its heat pumps has met the challenge set by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to develop more efficient heat pumps for cold climates.