UK: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda, deciding that UK consumers would be worse off.
USA: The World Bank has announced a new programme to accelerate the uptake of sustainable cooling solutions, including air conditioning, refrigeration and cold chain in developing countries.
USA: Washington state lawmakers have passed House Bill 1112, which phases out the use of HFC refrigerants.
EUROPE: European air conditioning and refrigeration manufacturers seeking a “reconsideration” of F-gas export provisions, which they say makes their products uncompetitive, have been rejected by the EU commissioner.
DENMARK: Danfoss has approved its DSH scroll compressor range for use with R454B and R452B refrigerants, the lower GWP alternatives to R410A.
GERMANY: Woerle, a traditional Austrian cheesemaker known for its reliance on natural ingredients, has chosen a “natural” refrigeration system for its production site at Henndorf, near Salzburg.