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La chaleur extrême réduit la productivité des économies mondiales
Dans un rapport récent, une organisation à but non lucratif a examiné comment le réchauffement climatique affecte l'économie et la productivité dans 12 grandes zones urbaines du...
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Briefs: NO-LOSS Campaign
IRHACE (Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand) has set up a NO-LOSS campaign designed for technicians, engineers and stakeholders and involving use of comprehensive packs. The knowledge and skills...
Briefs: Giant chiller
A 5-MW 2-stage water-lithium bromide absorption chiller was recently inaugurated at Ulm Technical University in Germany. The Chinese-manufactured chiller is driven by hot wastewater (180°C) from a bio-energy-fired cogeneration plant. This...
Briefs: Olympic Games
Toshiba will be keeping 3000 journalists cool at the Athens Olympic Games: it will supply 200 compact, quiet multi-split inverter units running on R410-A. Toshiba will also be cooling the martial arts pavilions (81 000 m²) thanks to 7 multimodular...
Test your knowledge of ozone depletion: the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a crossword you can try on line or print out and fill in.
Europe: F-gas regulation
On March 31, 2004, the European Parliament voted in its plenary session on the "F-gas" proposal (Proposal for an European Parliament and Council regulation on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases) of the European Commission dated August 12, 2003...
Europe: GHG emissions
Starting in 2005, the European Union is to introduce a greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions trading scheme imposing a cap on carbon-dioxide emissions from 15 000 installations across Europe. In the UK, the scheme will cover 46% of total emissions and...
- The Second Circuit Court in New York finally ruled that the 13 SEER standard as originally promulgated by the Department of Energy in 2001 should go into effect in January 2006 for new central air conditioners and heat pumps. Energy use by new...
The Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration's Foreign Economic Co-operation Office said China will stop production of CFCs by the end of 2010 - as specified by the Montreal Protocol - by dismantling production in 37 CFC-producing...
Growing interest in CO2 technology
Scientists and refrigeration practitioners are increasingly interested in carbon dioxide (CO2) technology. The IIR's Fridoc database contains 198 references to articles mentioning CO2 in their titles and 448 containing the term CO2 in the key...