Over 1.1 billion people are said to face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling.
Support for an annual World Refrigeration Day on June 26 to mark the industry’s contribution to society is growing.
Last week the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) warned that the degradation of HFO R1234yf – which is widely used in mobile air-conditioning systems – into trifluoroacetic acid (TFA; the atmospheric by-product of HFOs) could contaminate the water supply as the HFO cannot be removed after contamination has taken place.
The attorney generals from eleven US states have filed suit against the EPA for “effectively rescinding” regulations prohibiting the use of HFC refrigerants.
Eurovent Certita has announced new product certification programmes for beverage coolers and IT cooling units.
Registration is now open for the 2019 AHR Expo, which returns to Atlanta in January for the first time since 2001.
A group of Republican senators have written to US president Donald Trump urging him to send the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants to the Senate for its consideration.
The host country of the European Union, Belgium, has become the 38th nation to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants.
An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimeter since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday.
All nations including the US and India will certainly ratify a key 2016 climate deal, hugely important for fighting climate change, UN Environment Chief Erik Solheim said.
An ozone depleting CFC refrigerant, thought to be virtually extinct following Montreal Protocol phase outs, has mysteriously reappeared in increasing amounts in the atmosphere.
New findings from a study released this week in Nature report that emissions of CFC-11, the second most abundant ozone-depleting gas controlled by the Montreal Protocol, have unexpectedly increased in recent years, despite a global ban on production since 2010.
New air conditioning efficiency standards are needed if the world is to avoid an energy “cold crunch” from the growth in cooling demand in coming decades.
Scientists at the US Caloric Materials Consortium, CaloriCool, claim to be closer to producing a caloric refrigeration system that is markedly more efficient than current gas compression systems.
The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has opened its first office outside North America in Hefei, China.
The UN’s development organisation is to cooperate with Japan’s refrigerant conservation group JRECO to identify and fund climate-friendly technologies.
France has become the latest country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, are developing a renewable energy approach for synthesising ammonia.
The intent of this normative appendix is to establish definitive test procedures for determining the quality of new, reclaimed and/or repackaged refrigerants for use in new and existing equipment within the scope of AHRI.
It is one of the key dates for the refrigeration and air-conditioning branch: on 28 and 29 June, operators, planners, system engineers and an interested trade audience will all come together in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, for the eurammon Symposium 2018.