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But green HVAC will serve as a counterforce, said market research firm.

By Michael Garry

As the planet continues to warm over the next three decades, air conditioning will be one of the few home applications in the U.S. …


EPRI gets $4.7 million in cap-and-trade dollars to develop and deploy heat pumps using low-GWP refrigerants, with a focus on serving low-income areas.

By Charlotte McLaughlin

California-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced on January 28 that it received $4.7 (€4.12) million in cap and trade funding to develop advanced…


GreenBiz and S&P Global say in new report that cutting HFCs and other SLCPs is a top sustainable business trend for 2019.

By Charlotte McLaughlin

U.S. online publication GreenBiz Group and the U.S. financial firm S&P Global on February 5 published the 12th annual “State of Green Business” report, which…


The Amendment to the Montreal Protocol aims to phase down HFCs globally.

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The Kigali Amendment, an agreement to phase down HFCs globally, to the Montreal Protocol was adopted by 197 parties meeting in the Rwandan capital on 15 October 2016. …


In November 2018 Delhaize Serbia opened its first CO2 transcritical store, in the capital Belgrade. Accelerate Europe reports.

Delhaize Serbia’s first CO2 transcritical store, in capital Belgrade. Credit: Delhaize Serbia

By Margot Goles-Macesic

Delhaize Serbia, the country’s leading retailer, has opened its first CO2 transcritical supermarket. The store, located in Belgrade, opened on 7 November 2018.

“Now we are capable of implementing…


The two countries agreed a 90-day truce on additional tariffs.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 Summit in Germany in July 2017. Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

By Charlotte McLaughlin

Last weekend (1 December), the United States announced a 90-day cessation to additional tariffs on Chinese goods so the two countries can negotiate an end to their trade war.

The tit-for-tat trade war between the U.S. and…


The system was installed in Victoria, B.C., Canada

By Michael Garry

In an effort to improve the safety of ammonia refrigeration in ice rinks Accent Refrigeration Systems, Victoria, B.C.,plans to install a “new style” ammonia system at a rink in Port Alberni, B.C., next summer.

A key element is improved…


The Woolworths store opened on 6 December and is the retailer’s first to have a fully integrated HVAC&R transcritical CO2 system.

Woolworths’ first transcritical CO2 store in Colebee, NSW.

By Devin Yoshimoto

In another significant step towards achieving its 2020 sustainability goals, Australian retailer Woolworths is taking towards its 2020 sustainability goals, the company’s first transcritical CO2 system…


The European Commission has launched an investigation into the merger of Nidec and Embraco over competitiveness fears.

By Charlotte McLaughlin

This week (26 November), the European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ into the acquisition by Nidec of Embraco.

The two companies are leading global suppliers of hydrocarbon-based household and commercial…


Mercedes-Benz with CO2 MAC system at ATMO Europe 2018. Photo Credit: Ben Beech

By Charlotte McLaughlin

“Through electrification [of vehicles], I’m confident CO2-based MAC [mobile air conditioning] will make its mark,” said Michael Matthias, general manager, head of engineering, at Sanden International, which makes CO2 compressors for mobile air-conditioning systems.

He shared his views at ATMOsphere Europe 2018 (which was organised by publisher…

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