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Editorial

2017.09.23

Alternative Refrigerant Issues Update

Kigali Amendment At the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP28) held in Kigali, Rwanda, in October last year, an amendment stipulating that hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) be added to t...

2017.08.24

Trends in Renewable Energy Utilization

Renewable energy includes solar photovoltaic (PV), solar heat, wind, hydropower, geothermal heat, airsource heat pumps, wave power, ocean thermal energy conversion and other naturally occurring therma...

2017.07.23

Growing Food Refrigeration Market

Overview A large number of survey organizations have attempted to estimate the scale of the global frozen food market using various metrics and data.   U.S.-based Grand View Research estimated th...

2017.06.22

Zero Energy Homes and Appliances

The Paris Agreement, the new international framework for combating climate change, went into force on November 4 of last year, and the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) was held f...

2017.05.25

Will the Paris Agreement Run the Same Course as the Kyoto Pr

The Paris Agreement, the international framework to combat climate change that entered into force in November 2016, targets massive cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by signatory countries...

2017.04.23

IoT and AI Developments and Risks

IoT and AI   The fourth industrial revolution is said to be underway with the development and ubiquity of the Internet.   In Germany, the government’s Industrie 4.0 strategic initiative aims...

2017.03.24

Solutions for Supermarkets and Convenience Stores

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), one-third of the food produced in the world, some 1.3 billion tons, is wasted every year. Meanwhile, one in nine people ...

2017.02.21

Clean Room Air Conditioning

A clean room or cleanroom is a room that controls environmental conditions such as fine particles in the air, the necessary temperature and humidity, pressure, minute gas components, static electricit...

2017.01.26

U.S. Manufacturing Industry’s Hollowing Out

Self- congratulatory ‘Saving American Jobs’   At the beginning of December 2016, president-elect Donald Trump visited a plant in Indianapolis, Indiana operated by leading air conditioner manufact...

2016.12.21

A Pathway to HFC Phase-down

As we reported in the November issue of JARN, an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was adopted at the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (...

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