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Working towards a diverse workforce Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:25:16 GMT
Dawn Kennedy, Jane Gartshore, Shelley Bowdery, Lisa Pogson, Ian Fisher, Chris Holmwood of Shenley Brook End School and Samantha Buckell Ways to create a more diverse workforce in the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry were discussed at a careers breakfast event in Milton Keynes.The IOR Women in RACHP gathering was organised by group chair Samantha Buckell and sponsored by hosts Bitzer UK, Fujitsu Air C [...]

Lucy Porter to host BCIA Awards Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:37:56 GMT
Lucy Porter will host the BCIA Awards Tickets are on sale for the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Lucy Porter. In addition to a successful comedy career, Lucy has also undertaken various acting roles, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest alongside Christian Slater.  Jon Belfield, President of the BCIA said: “We are deli [...]

Hubbard adds three to Commercial Refrigeration team Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:23:02 GMT
Brian Clark Steve Feeney Francis Wallace Hubbard Products has strengthened its Commercial Refrigeration service with three new posts as part of its strategy to develop innovative solutions to support Daikin Group throughout Europe. ​Brian Clark becomes Regional Sales Manager covering Scotland and the North of England to the [...]

Beijer Ref forms joint venture with MHI Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:05:52 GMT
A joint venture has been formed between wholesale group Beijer Ref AB and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Europe. The new company is the result of Beijer Ref getting the rights to distribute MHI air conditioning and heat pump equipment in the UK and Ireland.Beijer Ref is the majority owner of the joint venture, which will be named 3D Plus, and the aim is to build a market-leading brand for the sale and distribu [...]

IOR updates A1 refrigerant safety code Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:37:51 GMT
The Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has updated its Safety Code of Practice for Non Flammable, Lower Toxicity Refrigerants (Group A1). The publication provides essential industry guidance for owners, designers, installers and operators of vapour compression refrigerating systems that use any group A1 refrigerants which include HFC and HFC blends. ​It covers properties of refrigerants, decommission [...]

CAB Glass Door Systems presents new look coldroom windows Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:45:00 +0000

CAB Glass Door Systems, a producer of windows, doors and frames for the refrigeration industry, has introduced its new look coldroom windows....

Panasonic announces full switch to R32 in 2018 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:39:00 +0000

For 2018, Panasonic has announced a full switch to R32, consolidating all its residential and commercial air-conditioning ranges, including its newly designed RAC floor consoles, split, multi-split and cassettes, to be compatible with this eco-...

Women in RACHP event unites industry and education Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:35:00 +0000

At the Institute of Refrigeration’s most recent Women in RACHP Network event, education and industry came together to discuss how representation and participation in the RACHP sector can be increased....

Hubbard bolsters commercial refrigeration team Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:10:00 +0000

Hubbard Products has made three new appointments to its Commercial Refrigeration division, as part of its aim to develop commercial refrigeration solutions to support the Daikin Group throughout Europe....

BESA appoints new chief executive Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:57:00 +0000

David Frise has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....

Tecumseh opens Dubai office Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:27:53 +0000

USA/DUBAI: Compressor manufacturer Tecumseh has opened a new office in Dubai to serve Middle East customers with local sales and technical support. Tecumseh is located in the Jafza 1 building in the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, serving customers in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Pakistan...

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David Frise appointed BESA CEO Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:15:00 +0000

UK: David Frise has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). For the past seven years David Frise has been combining the roles of head of sustainability at BESA with that of chief executive of the construction fit-out body FIS. Frise takes over as CEO of BESA...

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£15m for new refrigerated cargo terminal Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:49:45 +0000

UK: A £15m contract to build a new 9,630m² refrigerated cargo terminal at Dover’s Western Docks has been awarded to Buckingham Group Contracting. Part of the Port of Dover’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, the new multi-purpose refrigerated cargo facility is designed to meet the future demands of the business. The new terminal...

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Bitzer UK expands remanufacturing Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:02:28 +0000

UK: Bitzer’s specialist compressor remanufacturing arm, Green Point UK, has invested in new test facilities which will drastically reduce its turnaround time. The new facility enables the company to carry out full run tests on remanufactured screw compressors in-house, rather than transporting them to Green Point’s base in France. As a result, turnaround time on...

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On 3 April 2018 the European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2017 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

On 3 April 2018 at 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST), the European Commission will grant unlimited access to installation-level 2017 verified emissions data on the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) website. Access to this data will be granted irrespective of the amount of data available. No aggregate data or interpretation will be made available.

  • The data, extracted on the 1st April at 12:00 CEST, will also be published at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet on the Union Registry page of this website. This data extract will be used to calculate the total number of allowances in circulation for the purposes of implementing the Market Stability Reserve.
  • On 2 May 2018 at 12:00 CEST, the European Commission will grant unlimited access on the EUTL website to the quantity of allowances surrendered per installation for 2017 as well as the installation-level compliance code, based on the data available on 30 April, setting out whether an operator surrendered the required amount of allowances. The compliance information data will also be published at the same time in an Excel spreadsheet on the Union Registry page of this website.

In phase 3 of the EU ETS international credits – i.e. Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) and Emission Reduction Units (ERUs) – are exchanged rather than used directly. The Commission will therefore publish a regulatory update on 4 May 2018 at 12:00 CEST setting out the aggregate number of international credits which has been exchanged for allowances by 30 April 2018.

[The term "installation" refers either to a fixed installation or an aircraft operator.]

Sustainable finance: Commission's Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission is today unveiling its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for software upgrade on 20th of March Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

From Tuesday 20th of March 2018 08:00 CET until 13:00 CET access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake a software upgrade.

Foreign Affairs Council calls for global ambition on climate change, steps up EU climate diplomacy Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The EU's foreign affairs ministers today called for strengthening global ambition to tackle climate change and restated the EU's commitment to lead the way in 2018, a crucial year for ensuring the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

10 years of the Covenant of Mayors: Local and regional leadership for clean energy and climate action Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The EU Covenant of Mayors is the world's largest movement for local climate action and energy transition, bringing together more than 9,200 local and regional authorities across the Europe, determined to take action to help meeting the EU climate and energy objectives.

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:

Success in Vienna clears path for HFC amendment to Montreal Protocol in October Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:05:25 +0200

The European Commission has welcomed the significant progress made in Vienna towards agreeing an amendment to the Montreal Protocol this October for a global reduction in the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The 196 Parties of the Montreal Protocol, who met from 15-23 July, agreed the key elements of the amendment proposal.

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Apprenticeships…. back in vogue!  
Cogent Skills is the UK’s strategic body for skills in the science industries, led by sector employers. Lesley Coombes, Business Development Manager at Cogent is