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EIA calls for a firm stand against pro-HFC lobby

BRUSSELS: Leaked documents from the European Commission’s review of the EU F-Gas Regulation reveal a much-needed shake-up in the way Europe regulates hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). The proposed new HFC regulation will help stimulate Europe’s green economy by banning HFCs in large […]

EIA’s Euro Parliament meeting helps to spread the F-word!

This week, EIA’s F-Gas team hosted a debate in the European Parliament to discuss the forthcoming revision of the F-Gas Regulation. Despite having worked as a campaigner with EIA for more than 12 years, I’ve always managed to avoid organising these kinds of events. It’s not that I don’t see the value of them, but […]

EIA Euro Parliament event: End in Sight for HFCs

  EIA is hosting an event at the European Parliament in Brussels at 6pm on Monday, September 24, 2012 in room PHS 7C50. This will aim to bring together MEPs, the Commission, Member State representatives, NGOs, media and businesses to discuss the opportunities for phasing-out the use of climate-changing F-Gases presented by the current review […]

Videoblog: ‘HFC-free cooling – from niche to mainstream’

Chilling Facts IV, the latest installment of EIA’s annual report on the progress of major supermarket retailers to move away from refrigeration systems which have an adverse affect on global warming, this year extended its scope to include mainland Europe and concluded that climate-friendly refrigeration has now gone mainstream. In this special videoblog Fionnuala Walravens, […]

Olympic aquatics centre gets ‘gold’ in eco-friendly cooling

But other venues cling to climate-harmful systems and fail to medal   LONDON: While all eyes have been focused on the action in the pool, behind the scenes the stunning Olympic aquatic sports venue is also leading the way in environmentally friendly cooling systems. Refrigeration and air-conditioning are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, […]

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