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Panasonic accepts EC fine

Panasonic Corporation has said it accepts the European Commission decision to impose a fine on Panasonic of EUR7,668,000 (£6.3m) on refrigeration compressors

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Durban starts move to new climate treaty

The United Nations climate talks in Durban  have produced a ‘roadmap’ for climate change

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Renewables to compete for lowest cost energy marketSubscription

The government will not set targets for future nuclear or renewable energy as it does “not know how costs will change over time”.

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EIA: HFC-23 credits creates false economy

An effort to decrease emissions of the super greenhouse gas HFC-23 has led to a largely-false carbon market that should be eliminated, says the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

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Germany moves towards a ban on pre-charged kit - simply register to viewSubscription

The proposal by AREA to ban the general sale of  pre-charged split units has moved a step closer after key German air-conditioning manufacturers met with the trade to discuss the subject


Defra rejects calls for central F-Gas database - simply register to viewSubscription

Quidos, the F-Gas certification company, is calling for a central public register to help improve compliance rates after it previously found a 50 per cent failure in auditing

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