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UNEP Report Updates Emissions Reduction Assessment

UNEP Report Updates Emissions Reduction Assessment

Fast tracking the elimination of ozone depleting substances would hasten the recovery of the ozone layer according to a new report recently released by the United Nations Environmental Program. The report, Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, is the first comprehensive update in four years to the last assessment of emissions reductions under the Montreal […]

New Document Provides Guidance on F-Gas Regulations

Consulting firm Gluckman and Jacobs announced the release of comprehensive guidance for new EU F-gas regulations. The tool, available online, targets organizations affected by the European Union’s regulations aimed at phasing down the use of high global warming potential refrigerants – including HFCs, PFCs and SF6. The 30 information sheets cover a range of topics […]

Nestlé to Use Natural Refrigerants on all Ice Cream Freezers in 2015

Nestlé to Use Natural Refrigerants on all Ice Cream Freezers in 2015

Nestlé said it is extending a European initiative, to buy natural refrigerants instead of synthetic ones, globally from January 2015. The company said it will choose natural refrigerants rather than synthetic refrigerants for every new horizontal chest freezer it buys to store ice cream, representing 70 percent of Nestlé’s total spend on freezers. Read the […]

Germany Announces Decrease in HFC, HCFC Usage

Germany Announces Decrease in HFC, HCFC Usage

The German government announced in a new report that usage of HFCs, HCFCs and SF6 fell by seven percent in the country in 2013. The refrigeration sector saw the largest drop in usage from 7,562 tonnes in 2012 to 6,897 in 2013, representing a nine percent decrease.  Read the source article at Cooling Post

EPA’s Final R-22 Phase-Down Could Mean Immediate Shortages

EPA’s Final R-22 Phase-Down Could Mean Immediate Shortages

The Environmental Protection Agency announced its final phase-down schedule for HCFC-22, addressing production and importation of the substance. In the final rulemaking, the agency called for a 57 percent reduction from the 2014 allocation. The move prompted several cooling industry organizations to warn of impending reductions in domestic inventory. The final phase down will culminate […]

U.S. Will Seek Expanded Ozone Treaty Next Year After Talks Fail

Bloomberg News – The U.S. will try again next year to get a mandate for expanding a two-decade-old ozone treaty to include a new batch of refrigerants after attempts failed at a Montreal Protocol negotiation in Paris. Read the source article at Bloomberg

Emerson Climate Technologies to Address EPA Refrigerant Alternatives Public Rule

Emerson Climate Technologies announced it is preparing an industry communication to the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Notice of Public Rule that will delist some refrigerants commonly used in supermarkets, condensing units and commercial refrigeration equipment.  Read the source article at Emerson Climate Technologies

DHS Looks to Collaboration with Ammonia Refrigeration Industry

Changes could be coming to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS, program run by the Department of Homeland Secu­rity, which could mean the agency will issue revised regulations and seek increased collaboration within the ammonia refrigeration industry. In response to President Obama’s ex­ecutive order requesting improved safety and security at chemical facilities, the DHS […]

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