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Andrew Gaved, Editor

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Lib-Dem Lord to Lead Cross-Industry Cold Chain Commission to raise profile of 'cold'

23 March 2015

Aim of policy commission is to raise cooling issues up the energy agenda’ says Lord Teverson. Birmingham Energy Institute seeks industry input on economic value of cooling?

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Coca Cola to narrowly miss HFC-free global refrigeration target

20 March 2015

Soft drinks giant will miss its target, set in 2009 for including natural refrigerants in all new equipment globally by 4 per cent,

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RAC + HP apprenticeship standard launched

18 March 2015

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) confirms approval of a new apprenticeship standard for the Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician

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Data centre cooling market worth £5.4bn by 2018

27 March 2015

A new report, entitled ‘Data Center Cooling Market’, has found that the global cooling technology market will be worth £5.4bn.

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BSRIA to launch Model Format for Building Services Specification Publication

26 March 2015

BSRIA, with endorsement from CIBSE and B&ES will be hosting a launch event for their new publication which will put the specification at the centre of any project.

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26 March 2015

Latest digital edition of RAC magazine is now online and free to view now - simply register to view!

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Clivet launches SPINCHILLER3 MF

26 March 2015

Clivet has introduced its SPINCHILLER3 MF, designed for simultaneous production of chilled and hot water

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Air-source heat-pumps top domestic RHI

26 March 2015

Air-source heat pumps have topped the domestic RHI installs charts in February, making up a 45 per cent share

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Morrisons axes half executive board

26 March 2015

Morrisons has axed nearly half of its executive board as new boss David Potts begins a clear-out of its top-level management team.

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Tesco head of refrigeration standards Bob Hurley to retire in August

25 March 2015

Bob Hurley, Tesco’s group head of refrigeration and HVAC standards, has confirmed he is to step down after a 25-year stint with the company.

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US installs 6.2 GW of Solar in 2014, Up 30 Percent Over 2013

17 March 2015

Newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014 reached a record 6,201 megawatts (MW), growing 30 percent over 2013’s total, according to a report.

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Central Air Conditioner, Heat Pump Shipments Jump Nearly 30 Percent in January

17 March 2015

United States combined shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 479,484 units in January 2015.

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ASHRAE Publishes Revision of Ground Source Heat Pump Book

17 March 2015

ASHRAE has announced a newly published book, Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Design of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems (GSHP).

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Industry to press Defra for mandatory F-Gas database

24 February 2015

Government response to consultation on F-Gas enforcement is effectively ‘business as usual’ but Defra does commit to considering database issue in more depth

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Calls for improved F-Gas enforcement ignored

3 February 2015

A ‘light-touch’ approach towards F-Gas enforcement looks set to continue despite calls from industry figures to set up a national database to encourage compliance.

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Training is vital to maintaining the industry’s future

23 February 2015

Companies need to make a leap of faith and invest into something intangible but essential – someone’s future

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Enforcement is the key to proper regulation

3 February 2015

Can Defra really ensure that the F-Gas regulations are taken seriously by all levels of the industry?

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Now is the time to influence the future of retail

17 December 2014

Collaboration across the cold chain is the industry’s great opportunity to make a real difference to save energy

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Military precision

26 March 2015

With energy savings of up to 80 per cent for its computer room air conditioning energy consumption, Airedale’s retrofit project for BAE Systems hit the target.

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PGS moves on up

30 April 2014

When PGS needed to upgrade its exisiting data-centre facility due to an expansion in business, it turned to original partner Keysource, says Rob Elder

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