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USA/China reaffirm HFC phase-down pledge

USA China cogsCHINA: The USA and China have reaffirmed their agreement to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs.

At the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, yesterday, US secretary of state John Kerry, US treasury secretary Jacob J Lew, and their Chinese counterparts state councillor Yang Jiechi and vice premier Wang Yang chaired a special joint session on climate change to review and strengthen efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution in both countries.

The US-China Climate Change Working Group also held a special event in Beijing to celebrate the achievements of private sector partnerships in a number of areas including reducing HFCs from refrigeration and air conditioning. Both sides also reaffirmed their commitment to implement US president Obama and Chinese president Xi’s agreement last year to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs.

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21st February 2024

CCF publishes election manifesto

UK: In a new manifesto ahead of this year’s general election, the Cold Chain Federation (CCF) is calling for future government’s to take action to recognise the industry’s crucial contributions.
21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
20th February 2024

Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.