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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 [...]

New flexible model could boost apprenticeships, says BESA Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:09:00 +0100

A more ‘blended’ approach to the delivery of apprentice training must emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....

Europe’s first smart city quarter powered by Panasonic Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:08:00 +0100

Panasonic has started to install its CO2-saving energy solution for the smart city project, Future Living Berlin. The urban beacon is an important project in the company’s wider smart cities portfolio, which contribute to its focus on the ...

Samsung partners with Etopia Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:01:00 +0100

Tech-led smart building company Etopia has signed a partnership to create homes of the future with Samsung Electronics....

ACR News Awards is virtually first Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:34:00 +0100

The ACR News Awards 2020 took place virtually on 09 July with the entire industry able to see the event online as it happened....

BESA backs Chancellor’s plans for apprentices and green economy Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:29:00 +0100

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s plans to boost the ‘green economy’ and support apprenticeships....

Danfoss T2 stats for A2L refrigerants Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:16:15 +0000

DENMARK: The Danfoss T2 and TE2 thermostatic expansion valves are now available for use with the mildly flammable, A2L, low GWP refrigerants R454C, R455A and R1234yf.  Two of the industry’s most trusted components, the Danfoss T2 and TE2 thermostatic expansion valves are part of an extended portfolio of Danfoss refrigeration products to be qualified for the …

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Metalfrio buys Elstat’s former data services division Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:02:22 +0000

BRAZIL/UK: Metalfrio, the Brazilian manufacturer of plug-in commercial refrigeration equipment, has acquired UK IoT company Assets 365 Ltd (Assets365).

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New date and venue for Cooling Industry Awards Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:04:57 +0000

UK: The Cooling Industry Awards, previously scheduled to take place in September, have been postponed until December 2 due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.

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App monitors refrigeration in small stores Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:36:34 +0000

UK: The new ProsaLink mobile app from Danfoss enables small stores with no central management control to monitor its refrigeration assets at any time, from anywhere. Paired with Danfoss’ PR-SC4 telemetry device, the ProsaLink provides 24/7 real-time temperature and automatic data-logging, combined with alarm notifications to enable immediate action. For instance, the app sends alerts …

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Financing the energy transition: Commission puts €14 billion fund to modernise energy sectors in 10 Member States into action Thu, 09 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission adopted today the rules on the operation of the Modernisation Fund, an EU solidarity funding mechanism to support 10 EU Member States in their transition to climate neutrality by helping to modernise their energy systems and improve energy efficiency. The Member States to benefit by the Modernisation Fund are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

EU, Canada and China co-host international meeting on climate cooperation and a sustainable economic recovery Tue, 07 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

Today, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, the Canadian Minister for Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Minister for Ecology and Environment Huang Runqiu co-chaired the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA). This year’s meeting took place in a virtual format. Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic, the meeting focused on aligning global recovery measures with the Paris Agreement, and improving resilience against future crises. Participants included Ministers from G20 countries and other key parties in the UN climate negotiations.

Boosting the EU’s green recovery: Commission invests € 1 billion in innovative clean technology projects Fri, 03 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission is launching today the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU’s Emissions Trading System. The Innovation Fund will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage. It will provide a boost to the green recovery by creating local future-proof jobs, paving the way to climate neutrality and reinforcing European technological leadership on a global scale.

2020 revised auction calendars published Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and ICE Futures Europe (ICE) published today the revised 2020 auction calendars in view of the implementation of the Market Stability Reserve. The EEX auctions in its capacity of common auction platform will include, as from 16 July, the volumes of allowances for the Innovation Fund.

Average CO2 emissions from new light-duty vehicles registered in Europe increased in 2019, requiring significant emission reductions to meet the 2020 targets Thu, 25 Jun 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The average CO2 emissions of new light-duty vehicles registered in the EU28, Iceland and Norway in 2019 stayed well below the applicable targets, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency. However, average CO2 emissions of both new passenger cars and new vans increased compared to 2018. Manufacturers will have to significantly reduce emissions of their fleet to meet the stricter targets that apply from this year on.

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: