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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 [...]

Carrier becomes an independent company Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:51:00 +0100

Carrier Global Corporation today debuted as an independent, publicly traded company after successfully completing its separation from United Technologies....

BESA Training pauses apprentice end point assessments Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:00:00 +0100

The training arm of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is suspending the delivery of End Point Assessments (EPA) for apprentices during the Coronavirus pandemic following discussions with the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)....

A-Gas urges government to recognise industry in support of critical services   Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:51:00 +0100

A-Gas is calling on the Government to recognise the role of the HVACR industry in providing critical support during the coronavirus pandemic. Cooling engineers are helping to maintain the running of hospitals, care facilities, supermarkets, food ...

Mitsubishi Electric Europe acquires Swedish distributor AQS Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:52:00 +0100

SWEDEN: Mitsubishi Electric Europe has acquired AQS Produkter AB, a comfort, process and IT cooling and heat pump distributor in Sweden, a market with promising prospects....

JD Cooling to serve critical industries Thu, 02 Apr 2020 11:12:00 +0100

As a key part of the supply chain, JD Cooling Group has made the decision to focus on four essential sectors during this time:Food; storage, processing and distributionPharmaceutical and cleanroomsUtilitiesServer and date centres...

Danfoss takes safety to a new level Sun, 05 Apr 2020 10:05:42 +0000

DENMARK: The new Danfoss LLS 4000 liquid level switch for ammonia and HFCs is said to offer new levels of reliability and safety. The new switch comes with an optional SIL2 (Safety Integrity Level 2) rating for enhanced reliability, while providing easier installation and commissioning compared to float valve technology. The LLS 4000’s measurement principle …

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Richie Mittal named president of ISHRAE Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:12:47 +0000

INDIA: Richie Mittal, an HVAC consultant with over 30 years experience, has been named president of the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE). Mittal joined ISHRAE in 1987 holding various positions including national treasurer, secretary, and president of the Delhi Chapter. He is also a current board member of the USA’s …

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FETA lunch becomes pre-Christmas celebration Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:26:59 +0000

UK: The annual FETA Lunch will now be a pre-Christmas event after the organiser announced its rescheduling from April 23 due to the coronavirus. The new date is Thursday 10 December, again at The Brewery in London. Ex-England footballer and manager Kevin Keegan has been rebooked as the guest speaker. FETA chief executive Russell Beattie …

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Lu-Ve donates €300k to health service Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:21:26 +0000

ITALY: Heat exchanger equipment manufacturer Lu-Ve has donated €300,000 to support health services battling the coronavirus in the four provinces where the group’s Italian plants are located. Lu-Ve’s support has gone to the hospitals in the Varese area, to the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Pavia Foundation, to the Local Health Authority Dolomiti Provincia di Belluno …

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Commission launches online public consultation to gather stakeholder views on EU 2030 climate ambition increase Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200

The Commission invites all stakeholders and citizens to submit views on the EU’s 2030 climate ambition increase and on the action and policy design necessary for deeper greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Emissions reporting for the EU Emissions Trading System and information on release of verified emissions data and compliance information for 2019 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Innovative projects in transport sector to benefit from NER 300 funds Fri, 06 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

EU support of some €34 million will help boost three innovative projects for clean transport in Italy and Germany for a total investment of €370 million. The funding comes from unspent funds from the NER 300 programme, reinvested to support innovative low-carbon projects under the Connecting Europe Facility Debt Instrument, an EU financial instrument managed by the European Investment Bank.

Committing to climate-neutrality by 2050: Commission proposes European Climate Law and consults on the European Climate Pact Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Today, the Commission presents a proposal to enshrine in legislation the EU's political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050, to protect the planet and our people. The European Climate Law sets the 2050 target and the direction of travel for all EU policy, and gives predictability for public authorities, businesses and citizens. At the same time, the Commission is launching a public consultation on the future European Climate Pact. Through this consultation the public will be involved in co-designing this instrument.

Shaping the European Climate Pact: Commission launches public consultation Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0100

Alongside policies and regulation, citizens, communities and organisations in all sectors of our society and economy have a part to play in the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.

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: