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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 [...]

High temperature CO2 heat pump increases hot water efficiency Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:18:00 +0100

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the launch of a new commercial heating system running on CO2 (R744) to deliver hot water up to 90°C and help businesses increase the efficiency of hot water production whilst significantly reducing their carbon ...

Designed for the future: Daiklin's new VRV 5 series Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:15:00 +0100

At Daikin, we continue to push the boundaries in order to create more sustainable solutions, simplify installation, enhance performance in use, and reduce our environmental footprint. In the spirit of the Paris Agreement, we aim to be CO2 neutral by ...

Aqua takes up 'Transfer to Transform' apprenticeship initiative Fri, 18 Sep 2020 15:05:00 +0100

Joe Barnes is the latest new addition to the Aqua Group team, joining as an apprentice service engineer through the Government’s Transfer to Transform scheme....

BESA Conference moves online Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:59:00 +0100

The annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will be held online this year on November 4 and 5....

Hubbard initiates relocation plans Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:12:00 +0100

Hubbard Products has announced plans for its relocation into a new site in Ipswich, Suffolk. The relocation is planned for early 2021 into a ‘state-of-the-art’ 80,000 sqft manufacturing facility at Futura Park. The new development is designed to ...

Walmart urged to move faster on HFC alternatives Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:58:05 +0000

USA: Environmental groups have urged the world’s largest retailer Walmart to move faster on the transition to low GWP refrigerants.  Groups including Green America and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) have reacted to Walmart’s latest strategy to address the climate crisis which includes transitioning to “low-impact refrigerants” for cooling and electrified equipment for heating in …

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GEA sells Bock to private equity business Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:26:10 +0000

GERMANY: GEA has sold refrigeration compressor manufacturer Bock to German private equity business Nord Holding.

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TCUK makes hotel room control easy Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:16:53 +0000

UK: EasyHotel, the international value hotel chain, is equipping guest rooms with Toshiba Carrier UK’s new mini-touchscreen air conditioning controller.  Linked to Toshiba SHRM-e three-pipe VRF air conditioning, the mini-touchscreen enables hotel guests to quickly and easily adjust the temperature and ventilation speed to create ideal comfort conditions in their rooms.   “Traditional air conditioning controllers …

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Bank offers $1m for central AC systems Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:57:27 +0000

PHILIPPINES: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $1m knowledge and support technical assistance project to deploy smart, energy efficient, and disease resilient centralised air-conditioning systems in developing countries.  The bank insists that this will help to improve energy efficiency and mitigate the risks of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic and other airborne viruses …

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Commission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030 Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today presented its plan to reduce net EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. This level of ambition for the next decade will put the EU on a balanced pathway to reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for technical maintenance and software upgrade from 18 to 21 September 2020 Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

From 16:00 CET of Friday 18 September 2020 until 09:00 CET of Monday 21 September, access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a technical maintenance and a software upgrade.

The 2020 ETS aviation auction calendars revised in view of the Swiss linking Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and ICE Futures Europe (ICE) published today the revised 2020 aviation auction calendars to take into account the change in scope of EU ETS for aviation after the linking with the Swiss ETS.

Frans Timmermans on the European Green Deal as a growth strategy at the Bruegel Annual Meetings Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

EU ETS Union Registry fully operational Tue, 01 Sep 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Irregularities in the Union Registry as a consequence of the recent outage were all removed. All functionalities are back to normal.

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: