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Phase-out of ozone-depleting substances
and fluorinated greenhouse gases in the Russian Federation



Germany extends natural refrigerant subsidies until 2021

January 25, 2019

Germany has extended its subsidy scheme for natural refrigerant-based refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment until 2021. Read more

Report: Ozone-layer recovery continues under Montreal Protocol

January 21, 2019

Despite jump in CFC-11, ODS quantities have declined since the last assessment in 2014, says multi-national study. Read more

CO2 needs a little help from its friend – ammonia

January 18, 2019

Manufacturers and end users in Europe and North America are confident that CO2 will grow in combination with ammonia in industrial applications. Read more

EC gets serious on illegal F-gas trade

January 15, 2019

The European Commission says it is taking the illegal trade in refrigerants “extremely seriously”, is aware that it could undermine the phase-down, but admits it is uncertain at this time of the amounts involved. Read more

Demand for NatRef training ‘growing’

January 08, 2019

Marco Buoni, president of AREA, a trade association, reports growing demand for training on natural refrigerants in Europe. Read more

Global HFC phase-down enters into force

January 01, 2019

The Kigali Amendment enters into force today with ratification still awaited from over two-thirds of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Read more

Two NEW Smartphone applications

December 27, 2018

Japan ratifies Kigali

December 21, 2018

The Kigali Amendment to phase-down HFC refrigerants has been boosted by ratification by Japan – one of the world’s largest consumers of fluorocarbons. Read more

EU within phase down limit for 2017

December 20, 2018

The EU’s F-gas phase-down remained on track in 2017, according to the latest annual update published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Read more

Expert: Ammonia will return, CO2 will increase in China

December 14, 2018

Leading Chinese industrial refrigeration expert Jin Ma sees opportunities for natural refrigerants in China’s cold chain sector ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Read more

8 major Chinese RAC makers commit to selling 220k R290 units in 2019

December 10, 2018

Eight major Chinese room air conditioner (RAC) makers – including Gree, Midea, and Haier – have committed to selling no less than 220,000 propane (R290) split-type RAC units in the domestic Chinese market by mid-2019. Read more

Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

December 07, 2018

US President Donald Trump has cast doubt on a report by his own government warning of devastating effects from climate change. Read more

HC charge-limit vote pushed to mid-March

November 29, 2018

The IEC’s final vote will determine whether a 500-g charge limit is enacted as an international standard. Read more

EIA calls for urgent actions under Montreal Protocol

November 26, 2018

On the eve of the 30th Montreal Protocol meeting in Ecuador, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has called for the establishment of a taskforce to examine the size of current and future banks of CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs and introduce a worldwide ban on non-refillable refrigerant cylinders. Read more

New HVAC training center opened in Kyrgyzstan

November 13, 2018

Recently a new HVAC training center was opened in Kyrgyzstan with support of Midea, a globally renowned Chinese electrical appliance manufactures, a Facebook official page by Midea says. Read more