Posts filed under: World News

JAPAN: Daikin’s purchase of Airmaster for AUS$100m (JPY8m) through its subsidiary Daikin Australia Pty heralds an expansion of the Japanese manufacturer’s service network....
JAPAN/AUSTRALIA: Daikin is reported to be set to acquire Australian air conditioning maintenance  company Airmaster for JPY8bn (US$71.6m)....
BELGIUM: The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has selected the TripleAqua propane heat pump as most innovative project....
AUSTRALIA: The Australian government has successfully passed legislation to phase-down HFCs beginning next year and reaching an 85% reduction by 2036....
EUROPE: Chemours is to double the price of high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507 from next month as the European F-gas phase-down really begins to bite....
EUROPE: The REAL Alternatives independent educational programme for low GWP refrigerants is to be expanded to nearly 220,000 technicians across Europe....
JAPAN: Daikin is reported to have paid around JPY200m (€1.6m) to settle a court case alleging  that one of its air conditioning units was the source of a warehouse fire in 2011....
UK: Green group EIA has added its voice to warnings that some retailers are heading for a major financial shock when drastic cuts in supplies of HFC refrigerants kick in....
USA: A poultry farm will pay a $242,980 civil penalty and perform two local environmental projects valued at nearly $200,000 after violating ammonia regulations....
BELGIUM: Leading industry body EPEE has welcomed the adoption of a new energy labelling scale but has called for more rigorous market surveillance checks....