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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, […]

Chilling Facts IV

The latest of EIA’s annual reports focusing on the use of climate-damaging refrigerants in major supermarket chains and progress to move away from harmful HFCs to climate-friendly alternatives.     Read and download Chilling Facts IV report in French here. Read and download Chilling Facts IV report in German here. Read and download Chilling Facts […]

Climate-friendly supermarket refrigeration goes mainstream!

But apparent Tesco slowdown is cause for concern in new report   LONDON: Climate-friendly technology has gone mainstream in the UK and other parts of Europe, the latest Chilling Facts report reveals. Since its launch in 2008 by the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), the report has sought to encourage the retail sector to move […]

India, China & Brazil kill effort to eliminate super greenhouse gases

Discussion of Montreal Protocol proposals to phase out HFCs blocked   BANGKOK:  For the fourth year in a row, Brazil, China and India have prevented formal talks at the Montreal Protocol on proposals to end global production and use of HFCs, some of the most powerful known greenhouse gases (GHGs). Their positions at this week’s […]

NGOs call on EU for ambitious F-gas phase-out

LONDON: A coalition of leading environmental organisations has called on the European Union’s climate Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, to propose ambitious action to phase out climate-changing fluorinated gases, or F-gases. The call – jointly issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency, European Environmental Bureau, Greenpeace, World Wide Fund for Nature, Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Climate Action Network Europe, Institute […]

Europe could end reliance on F-gases within 10 years

LONDON: As the European Commission considers revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, the piece of legislation regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a new report published today shows that HFCs can realistically be banned in most new cooling equipment in the European Union by 2020. Used as cooling agents in refrigeration and air-conditioning, and as blowing agents for foams […]

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