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HUTTie doubles AC sales Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:07:16 GMT
The HUTTie air conditioning team Cambridgeshire engineering company HUTTie says its air conditioning sales have more than doubled this year.The firm recruited a specialist AC team during last year’s sustained hot spell and year-on-year sales are said to have increased by over 125% to the end of August. HUTTie recently became certified installers of Daikin equipment. James Hutt, who founded the [...]

Aermec backing Essex Royals Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:50:00 GMT
Aermec UK is supporting its local community by sponsoring the under 11s blues team at Essex Royals Football Club.The company is supporting the club by funding its kit for the next two seasons and helping to provide equipment including mobile goals, bibs and training ladders. The team plays in Billericay, close to Aermec’s headquarters in Basildon. Paul Lawrence, managing director of Aermec, sa [...]

Poor payment and mental health Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:37:00 GMT
A major new survey has been launched by 27 bodies in the UK construction industry, to understand how poor payment practices are impacting mental health and business wellbeing. The survey is being run by leading engineering services trade bodies ECA and BESA, in association with the Prompt Payment Directory. BESA head of legal and commercial Debbie Petford said: “Poor mental health is bad [...]

First R32 VRF launched in UK Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:00:00 GMT
Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled the UK’s first R32 VRF air conditioning systems.The R32 City Multi YNW range is available in both heat recovery and heat pump variants to deliver lower GWP for large systems. The manufacturer says that, for the first time in the UK, this will allow customers to use a single lower GWP refrigerant across an entire building or network. Mark Grayston of Mitsubishi Electric The City Multi YNW outdoor unit [...]

​Staying safe with refrigerants Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:54:37 GMT
Climalife UK has launched a campaign to encourage the safe handling of refrigerants. The company is supplying as many of its customers as possible with high-quality safety goggles/spectacles and gloves, as well as sharing its ‘Handling Refrigerants Safely’ guide.The guide’s infographic style makes it a simple reference tool for industry professionals to review and display, with useful reminders on safety measures [...]

New R32 VRF provides complete solution Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:37:00 +0100

Mitsubishi Electric has launched new R32 VRF air conditioning systems to offer the UK market what it claims to be the first complete range of lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) solutions....

Aermec sponsors Essex Royals FC Thu, 12 Sep 2019 10:45:00 +0100

Aermec UK is the proud sponsor of the Wickford based under 11s blues team of Essex Royals Football Club. The company is supporting the club by funding their kit to help provide the team with the facilities they need for the next two seasons. Aermec ...

Climalife to distribute safety essentials to customers Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:49:00 +0100

Climalife has launched a campaign to supply to many of its customers with high quality safety goggles/spectacles, gloves, and share with them their “Handling Refrigerants Safely” guide....

First keynote speaker announced for IIR International Conference Rankine 2020 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:26:00 +0100

Professor Eckhard Groll has been confirmed as the first keynote speaker for Rankine 2020 – Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation taking place in Glasgow from 26 to 29 July 2020....

SKILLcard renewals now available online Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:21:00 +0100

Holders of Engineering Services SKILLcards are now able to renew their cards online following another upgrade of the online SKILLcard application system operated by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)....

UN secretary-general calls for greater action on cooling Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:11:59 +0000

USA: UN secretary general António Guterres has called for all nations to develop National Cooling Action Plans to deliver efficient and sustainable cooling. His comments come in a statement to mark International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer which commemorates the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. Maintaining that the Montreal Protocol …

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Danfoss begins Refrigerant Week Mon, 16 Sep 2019 03:04:14 +0000

DENMARK: Danfoss begins its third Refrigerant Week today, September 16, promising an extensive programme of webinars and events to the solutions for refrigerant change. The Refrigerant Week is aimed at installers, resellers, wholesalers, operators and OEM engineers, with topics covering industrial, commercial and food refrigeration, as well as air conditioning. There will be content in …

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Airedale shortlisted as Yorkshire’s top manufacturer Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:45:39 +0000

UK: Cooling equipment manufacturer Airedale has been shortlisted for Manufacturer of the Year in the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. The Yorkshire Post awards, which are designed to showcase Yorkshire’s pioneering, innovative business community, pits the Leeds-based company against two other manufacturers for the award. The ultimate winner will be announced at a special …

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Golf’s a breeze at Oceanair event Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:37:11 +0000

UK: Air conditioning contractor teams from Hull-based Airkool and Preston-based Coolbreeze were the winners of this year’s Fujitu-sponsored Oceanair UK golf day. This year’s event, at Erewash Valley Golf Club in Derbyshire, saw more teams, new faces, a zany entertainer and a twist to the format with Texas scramble and Beat the Pro competitions. Richard and …

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The European Union continues to lead global fight against climate change Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Commission today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU's commitment to accelerated climate ambition. Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23 September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been at the forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to respond to this challenge, while acting domestically with unity, speed and decisiveness. The EU has put concrete actions behind its Paris Agreement commitments, in line with the Juncker Commission priority of establishing an Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.

Commission amends ETS Auctioning Regulation for phase 4 Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

Today the Commission has adopted a delegated regulation amending the ETS Auctioning Regulation to ensure continued successful auctions in phase 4 (2021-2030) of the EU ETS.

NER300 funds to support innovative projects in wave energy, offshore wind and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles Thu, 01 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission decided to reinvest unspent funds from the NER300 programme to support low-carbon innovation projects under InnovFin Energy Demo Projects (EDP), an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank. The first three projects are now benefiting from support of some €73 million.

Commission publishes status update for New Entrants' Reserve Mon, 15 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

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

2020 and revised 2019 auction calendars of the common auction platform published Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) published today its revised 2019 calendar as well as the 2020 calendar for the auctions of general allowances in its capacity as Common Auction Platform.

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: