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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 [...]

Incentive takes centre stage Wed, 29 Jan 2020 13:49:00 +0000

Incentive Tec, part of independent facilities services company Incentive FM Group, is celebrating after landing a significant new maintenance contract. Incentive Tec has been appointed by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) to supply mechanical and ...

Samsung presents the future of climate solutions for living and working space Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:39:00 +0000

The annual Climate Solutions Days 2020 took place in Lisbon, with customers, business partners and journalists learning about Samsung’s new products and solutions to transform indoor climates....

REFCOM welcomes greater ‘certainty’ as Brexit arrives Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:39:00 +0000

An agreement between the EU and the UK to continue the mutual recognition of professional certification should put minds at ease throughout the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, according to the UK’s primary F-Gas register REFCOM....

Mitsubishi Electric delivers the sweet smell of success to Lush Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:29:00 +0000

Ethical cosmetics retailer Lush is now able to deliver energy efficient air conditioning to employees at its new office space in Poole thanks to the installation of Mitsubishi Electric’s City Multi VRF heat recovery system....

Relocation expands Climalife's horizons Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:40:00 +0000

Due to continuous growth, Climalife has moved to new offices in Bradley Stoke, Bristol....

JCI extends R1233zd chiller range to over 2,000 tons Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:45:51 +0000

USA: Johnson Controls has extended its York YZ range of R1233zd(E) centrifugal chillers up to 2,020 tons. One of the new models to be featured at next week’s AHR Expo in Orlando, USA, will show how the company’s magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller developments are reaching advanced levels of efficiency at even higher capacities.  The York …

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Tesco fined £733k after supermarket slip Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:25:19 +0000

UK: Supermarket Tesco has been fined £733,333.33 after pooled water from a blocked refrigerator condensate drain caused a man to slip and break his hip. Tesco Stores Ltd was found guilty at Luton Magistrates’ Court on January 24 for breaching health and safety law after an investigation by environmental health officers. The court heard that …

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UK and EU agree mutual recognition of F-gas certificates Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:01:37 +0000

UK: DEFRA has confirmed that UK F-gas certification will continue to be recognised in the EU, ending fears that they would cease to be valid after January 31. Following “months of protracted negotiations”, the F-gas certification body REFCOM has received confirmation from DEFRA that the European Commission has agreed that “mutual recognition” of certificates will …

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Beijer Ref to acquire Australian wholesaler ACD Trade Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:59:47 +0000

AUSTRALIA: Refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in the Australian HVAC distribution company ACD Trade. ACD Trade is a leading HVAC distribution company with nine branches in Australia and around 60 employees. The company supplies the market with well-known brands and has a wide range of products, which includes …

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Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission today published a status update on the allocation of allowances from the New Entrants' Reserve 2013‑2020.

Financing the green transition: The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism Tue, 14 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national public sector, as well as the private sector. The European Green Deal's Investment Plan - the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - presented today will mobilise public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments, notably InvestEU, which would lead to at least €1 trillion of investments.

Closing statement by the Finnish Presidency and the European Commission on behalf of the EU and its Member States at COP25 Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The European Union and its Member States stand firm behind the Paris Agreement. We came to Madrid to wrap up the ‘Katowice rulebook' and to clear the path for raising ambition in 2020 at COP26 in Glasgow.

The European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries call for increased ambition and long-term vision in the implementation of the Paris Agreement Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Ministers from the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, together making up more than half of the signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, today met at COP25 in Madrid to discuss joint action to enhance global climate ambition.

The start of auctioning for the Innovation Fund slightly postponed but no delay to the launch of the Innovation Fund Thu, 12 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0100

The 2020 monetisation of the first batch of 50 million allowances for the Innovation Fund was planned to start on 7 January 2020 but will be slightly delayed. The auctions of Member States’ allowances will take place as scheduled. This slight postponement of the monetisation will not delay the launch of the Innovation Fund.

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: