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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 [...]

Specialist fluid protects world famous ship against the most extreme environments Thu, 26 Nov 2020 09:29:00 +0000

An exceptional ship that will take UK scientists deep into the heart of the ice-covered polar seas will have Hydratech’s fluid at the heart of its heating and cooling system....

Samsung expands climate solutions team with two new appointments Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Samsung has welcomed Barry Hunt and Joe Stiles as sales managers to its growing Climate Solutions team, bringing with them a combined experience of almost 25 years....

Bundy expands with new production facility in Turkey Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:52:00 +0000

Bundy, a manufacturer of heat transfer and fluid carrying cooling system components for consumer and commercial refrigeration units is set to open a new production plant in the Manisa province of Turkey in response to an increase in global demand ...

Cold chain key to global economic recovery Wed, 25 Nov 2020 09:14:00 +0000

Re-starting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the ‘last mile’ of a COVID-19 vaccine’s journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report....

The Cold Chain: A logistical challenge for the Covid-19 vaccine Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:49:00 +0000

Gérald Cavalier, president of the Science and Technology Council of the International Institute of Refrigeration, president of the French Association of Refrigeration and president of the Cemafroid Tecnea Group shares his perspective on the pivotal ...

Fund invests $580,000 in sustainable cooling Sun, 29 Nov 2020 13:23:13 +0000

UK: A new fund is giving grants totalling $580,000 to enable sustainable cooling for those most at risk from extreme heat. The Fair Cooling Fund seeks to help those most affected by soaring global temperatures by providing a range of solutions including solar-powered refrigeration for small-scale farmers and low-carbon cooling for slum houses. It is provided by …

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BESA takes F-gas renewals online Sat, 28 Nov 2020 21:08:12 +0000

UK: With F-gas test centres no longer operating at full capacity due to the pandemic,  BESA has devised a scheme to enable engineers to renew their F-gas certificates online. According to BESA, the course should take no more than five hours to complete and can be accessed from a laptop, smartphone or tablet . The …

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Carrier to provide IAQ solutions to Guangzhou hospital Sat, 28 Nov 2020 11:23:14 +0000

CHINA: Carrier China is to provide chillers, heat pumps and IAQ solutions to the Guangzhou Respiratory Centre, a multi-functional medical facility planned to open in summer 2021. Located in Guangzhou’s Liwan district, the Guangzhou Respiratory Centre will be equipped with 1,200 beds and will be the site of clinical trials, scientific research and education. The …

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MHI adds to R32 air conditioner range Fri, 27 Nov 2020 16:52:26 +0000

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is launching a new European line of single fan and multiple room outdoor unit air conditioners optimised for lower GWP refrigerant R32. Launched specifically for the European market, the product lineup will include six models with capacities of 4hp, 5hp, and 5.5hp. Each is available in either single- or three-phase models.  …

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Timing of the distribution of free allowances in 2021 Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Following inquiries from stakeholders on the timing of the distribution of free allowances in 2021, the Commission would like to clarify the process and envisaged timing.

2021 calendar for transfers of allowances between the EU and Swiss emission trading registries Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The Joint Committee under the EU and Swiss Linking Agreement agreed on the 2021 calendar for the transfers of emission allowances between the registries of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Emission Trading System of Switzerland.

Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans’s lecture “The European Green Deal, a stepping stone toward a sustainable future” at Tsinghua University Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100


Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is a real privilege and honour to speak to you all on the invitation of my esteemed colleague Mr. Xie Zhenhua.

Updated analysis of the non-CO2 effects of aviation Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The European Commission requested that the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) conduct an updated analysis of the non-CO2 effects of aviation on climate change to fulfil the requirement of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (Art. 30.4).

Further action required to meet 2020 fuel quality targets despite 3.7% drop in greenhouse gas intensity since 2010 Thu, 19 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0100

The Commission today adopted its 2018 Fuel Quality Report based on the data submitted by EU countries. According to the data provided, the average greenhouse gas intensity of fuels in the 28 reporting Member States had fallen by 3.7% compared to the 2010 baseline. The year-on-year progress achieved compared to 2017 was limited to a 0.3% decrease. Progress varied greatly across Member States, but almost all need to take swift action to meet the 2020 target of 6%.

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: