DEFRA has issued warnings of new F-gas rules that will ban virgin high GWP refrigerants, like R404A, in systems of 40 tonnes CO2e or more from 1 January 2020.
The theme for the World Ozone Day 2019, to be marked on 16 September, is: 32 Years and Healing.
The last time Earth hit 415 ppm, sea levels were 82 feet higher.
The Republic of Armenia has become the 71st country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
The International Electrotechnical Commission has voted against increasing the charge limit on flammable refrigerants in commercial refrigeration under IEC 60335-2-89.
Despite some enforcement success, EU member states are failing to apply penalties to those breaching the European F-gas regulations and the refrigerant phase down system.
The EIA has called for stronger enforcement by member states and the introduction of a shipment licensing system to counter the illegal European trade in HFC refrigerants.
The Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Institute (AHRI), and the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) have joined the list of industry bodies supporting World Refrigeration Day.
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and US body ASHRAE have spent the last year working to establish common definitions of five commonly used refrigeration words and terms.
Illegal refrigerant imports and sales activity in Europe can now be easily reported, and in confidence, through a new website established by the refrigerant producers group EFCTC.
The Danish government looks set to change the maximum allowable limit of HFCs in new refrigeration and air conditioning systems to 5 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
The UK’s Heat Pump Association (HPA) has become the first dedicated heat pump group to support World Refrigeration Day.
The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland (IRI) has become the latest body to support World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
CIBSE and BSRIA have become the latest bodies to announce support for World Refrigeration Day on June 26.
The UK Environment Agency is said to be expanding its workforce to enable a better response to illegal sales of refrigerants and other F-gas compliance issues.
ASHRAE & UNEP-OzonAction launch new joint workplan promoting management of refrigerants in developing economies
In margins of ASHRAE Winter Conference and in the presence of members of the ASHRAE Associate Societies Alliance (AASA) representing 60+ international refrigeration and air-conditioning engineering associations from all continents, ASHRAE and UNEP-OzonAction launched their sixth biennial joint workplan which covers 2019-2020 under the theme of “Refrigerant Management for Developing Economies”.
In the latest episode of its special series, AGU’s [American Geophysical Union]Third Pod from the Sun features scientists whose work found the source of a hole in the sky.
Inefficient air conditioners (ACs) dumped into developing and developed countries overload energy resources, undermining national and local efforts to manage energy, environment, health, and climate goals, according to a new analysis published in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum this week.
The Kigali Amendment enters into force today with ratification still awaited from over two-thirds of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.
Sustainable cooling experts and leading food federations have added their support for a World Refrigeration Day on June 26.