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DOE Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center

27 - September - 2013 Washington --The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the unveiling of a national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at DOE’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo.   DOE said the National Fuel Cell Technology Eval...


Airedale moves forward with new factory

27 - September - 2013 Airedale International Air Conditioning has announced that it will move production to a new temporary site in Leeds within the next few weeks. While the focus is on returning to...


Solar cooling on a district-scale in the South of France

26/09/2013 In a press release issued in July 2013, the Montpellier council authority presented a new solar-cooling project for the air conditioning of an urban complex including the “Arche Jacques Coeur” and “l’Amiral”. It comprises over 11 000 m2 of offices, 3000 m2 of commercial premises and 170 homes.    The 415 000-? installation, commissioned from SERM, could reduce annual CO2 equiv...


Progressing an industry that’s still unsure about renewables

27 September 2013 Recent research has shown that the renewables energy sector is still in its infancy despite numerous government initiatives such as the Green Deal and the Renewable Heat Incentive.   A recent report commissioned by PTS found that there were few tradesmen who had worked on more than ten renewables inclusive projects in the last year.   The common challenges to considerin...


Johnson Controls Completes Sale of HomeLink Business

Milwaukee, Sept. 27, 2013-- Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), today announced that it has completed the sale of its HomeLinkR business to Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) of Zeeland, Michigan. ...


BRIEF: Demand for air conditioners cools off

Sep 28, 2013 (Menafn - Bangkok Post - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Air conditioner sales in Thailand are expected to edge up only 5% this year, in the wake of a surge in purchases after the floods of 2011. Siam Daikin Sales Co, the local distributor for Japan’s Daikin Industries Ltd, forecasts muted growth on last year’s 30-billion-baht market, said chief executive Bandhit...


Statement to the F-GAS Review: R-404A ban from the compresso

ASERCOM welcomes and supports the target of greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction.   However, ASERCOM stresses the need to adopt a holistic approach for evaluating suitable refrigerant alternatives. Direct Global Warming Potential (GWP) of refrigerants is an important criterion, but safety, liability, energy efficiency and total life cycle aspects must equally be taken into account.   ...


Headline News Volume 193

============================ Headline News Date: 2013 October 1, Volume 193 ============================ * China’s Cold Chain Market 2012 The market scope of China’s cold chain equipment manufacturing industry is estimated at RMB 150 billion (US$ 24.5 billion), and is expected to exceed RMB 350 billion (US$ 57 billion) by 2015.


Fast-Action Climate Mitigation: A Focus on Short-Lived Clima

Monday, September 16, 2013--On the occasion of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held a briefing about the benefits of reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon and methane. The briefing disc...


Viessmann ad campaign focuses on weather compensation techno

26 - September - 2013 Viessmann has launched a national advertising campaign to coincide in with the heating season and raise awareness of weather compensation technology. As well as appearing in pri...


Lidl picks up National Retailer award in night of firsts at

26 September 2013 Discount retailer Lidl has become a first-time winner of the National Retailer category at the Cooling Awards, beating a host of bigger supermarkets in the process.   Lidl’s win was just one of a number of firsts as the industry’s biggest Awards celebrated its ninth year with another record audience ? more than 670 of the industry’s finest, a massive 10 per cent rise on last...


Gov. Cuomo Launches New York Green Bank Initiative

Sep 26, 2013 Albany, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched the first step of his $1 billion New York Green Bank initiative through a petition to use approximately $165 million in uncommitted funds for the Green Bank’s initial capitalization. The petition was filed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to the Public Service Commission (PSC). This initial funding...

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