December 14, 2015
December 8, 2015

ARA: The Importance of Refrigeration

8 December 2015

I Got It Wrong But So Did They: Refrigeration in the Global Economy In a recent paper (The Role of Refrigeration in the Global Economy) the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) presents dramatic data on the size and function of refrigeration (all kinds) worldwide: About 3 Billion installations Consuming 17% of electricity Generating a large…

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IIR: The Role of Refrigeration

8 December 2015

The IIR estimates that the total number of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systems in operation worldwide is roughly 3 billion. Global annual sales of such equipment amount to roughly 300 billion USD. Almost 12 million people are employed worldwide in the refrigeration sector which consumes about 17% of the overall electricity used worldwide. Click…

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December 7, 2015
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December 1, 2015

The Phase Down of HFCs Has Begun

1 December 2015

It is official. The Federal Government has formally announced that it intends to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. The reason is that these substances contribute significantly to global warming due to their very high global warming potential (GWP). The alternatives to HFC’s are natural refrigerants and low global warming synthetic refrigerants also…

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November 30, 2015

ARA Submission to the OPSGG MA Review in Brief – [151109]

30 November 2015

The Australian Refrigeration Association has made a submission to the Federal Department of the Environment regarding their Review of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Management Act (OPSGG MA). The OPSGG MA is the Act that gives expression to the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols in Australia. It is the central piece of legislation determining…

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November 17, 2015

ARA Press Release [151117]

17 November 2015

2nd Submission to the OPSGG MA Review The Australian Refrigeration Association has made a 2nd submission to the Federal Department of the Environment regarding their Review of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gases Management Act (OPSGG MA). In this submission we focused on the priority actions for better regulation and guidance to the Refrigeration…

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