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The US Court of Appeals has invalidated the ban on non-refillable cylinders in the United States

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule to ban non-refillable cylinders in the US has been invalidated by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The ban was part of the US AIM Act, which aims to phase down the production and consumption of HFC refrigerants, and included provisions to ban the sale of disposable cylinders by the end of 2024 and to implement QR code tracking for individual cylinders in the supply chain. The EPA was challenged by three trade associations and a cylinder manufacturer, who claimed that the ban exceeded the EPA’s authority.

A-Gas establishes new refrigerant recovery and reclamation facility in Ontario to expand operations in Canada

A-Gas, a global leader in providing refrigerants and related products and services, is expanding its operations in Canada. Mike Armstrong, Managing Director and President of A-Gas in the Americas, said that the company has over 30 years of international experience and a strong platform in the United States, and is now excited to further develop its solutions in Canada. A-Gas has been supporting the Canadian refrigerant industry for over a decade and is now looking forward to bringing its industry-leading technology to the Canadian marketplace to assist customers with effective lifecycle refrigerant management solutions.

Agreement to revise F-gas regulation hangs in the balance

At an extraordinary meeting of the European Union Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) in Strasbourg, the state of negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, the so-called trilogue, was discussed. The purpose of the trilogue is to reach a preliminary agreement that would be accepted by both the EU Parliament and the Council. The role of the European Commission is to mediate between the parties.

The leader of the Danish company Danfoss said that zero emissions will not be achieved without improving energy efficiency

Speaking at the 8th Global Conference of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in France, Kim Fausing, President of the Danish company Danfoss, said that governments of all countries need to strengthen energy efficiency policies as a key tool to contain energy demand, strengthen energy security and mitigate the impact of change climate. Fausing talked about the progress over the past year. He noted the importance of actions to improve energy efficiency in the coming years.