Towards a low emissions future

Industry news

January 2021

Environmental NGO USA
A story that provides details, background and context to President Biden’s direction for the US to look to ratify Kigali within 60 days.

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December 2020-January 2021

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS DECEMBER 2020-JANUARY 2021
Industry must rethink recovery process – Refrigerant Reclaim Australia looks to new ways to manage an environment which involves flammable refrigerants.
Time to act on training, education – RA says HVACR industry needs to do more to ensure everyone understands the risks and challenges associated with flammables.

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December 2020-January 2021

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS DECEMBER 2020-JANUARY 2021
Licensing reforms needed to cover flammable refrigerants – Weir Legal & Consulting report on legislative review of hydrocarbon regulations and standards.

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December 2020-January 2021

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS DECEMBER 2020-JANUARY 2021
Refrigerant Reclaim Australia more than triples the rebate offered for recovered ozone-depleting and synthetic greenhouse gas refrigerant.

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December 2020

ECOLIBRIUM DECEMBER 2020-JANUARY 2021
Refrigerant Reclaim Australia more than triples the rebate offered for recovered ozone-depleting and synthetic greenhouse gas refrigerant.

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November 2020

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS (CCN OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2020)
Refrigerants Australia and Refrigerant Reclaim Australia to take part in CCN Live 2020, a virtual event to discuss the changes taking place in the HVACR industry as end users transition to new refrigerants with a lower global warming potential, which means working with flammable refrigerants.

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August-September 2020

Creating a cool future
Refrigerant Reclaim Australia general manager, Kylie Farrelley explains why refrigeration has never been as important as it is today.

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May 2020

Ausralian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) news release
A new government and industry-sponsored study has revealed that food waste attributable to failures in the cold food chain costs the Australian economy nearly $4 billion at farm gate values and causes annual greenhouse gas emissions roughly equivalent to all of the cars in Queensland.

The study, Australia's first in-depth examination of the cost of food waste because of deficiencies in the cold food chain was carried out by the Melbourne-based Expert Group, for the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, and Refrigerants Australia.

The country's peak cold food chain advocacy body, the Australian Food Cold Chain Council (AFCCC) has labelled the report a wake-up call, demanding an urgent response by governments and businesses.

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February 2020

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Dodgy training abolished, but skills gap remains – Michael Bennett on the ARC annual report for 2018-2019
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December 2019-January 2020

ECOLIBRIUM DECEMBER 2019-JANUARY 2020
'
The industrial ecologist' is an in depth interview with Michael Bennett, a champion of sustainability in Australia's HVAC&R industry.
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October 2019

CCN LIVE 2019
Celebrating success and reduced emissions

Refrigerants Australia (RA) executive director Dr Greg Picker, and Refrigerant Reclaim Australia (RRA) former General Manager Michael Bennett were on the CCN Live panel talking about the HFC phase-down, comparing the EU experience with Australia.
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October 2019

CCN LIVE 2019
Refrigerants Australia adopted an advertisement, banner and hand-out theme for CCN Live – Some good news for a (climate) change, in an attempt to highlight the contribution made by the air conditioning and refrigeration sector in reducing harmfull emissions.
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July 2019

ECOLIBRIUM
Q&A: Kylie Farrelley
Detailed interview with Refrigerant Reclaim Australia's incoming general manager Kylie Farrelley, about the plans and challenges ahead for RRA and the industry.
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June 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
PROGRESS REPORT: Update on the HFC phasedown
Featuring report on additional actions that the industry can deliver by working with Government – RA Executive Director Dr Greg Picker
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June 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
RRA set to announce GM
Forecasting appointment of Kylie Farrelley as new General Manager at Refrigerant Reclaim Australia, replacing Michael Bennett
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April 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Technology to transform HVACR industry
Preview of Future:Air breakfast seminars
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ApriL 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Industry respond to climate deal
The steps taken by Australia's refrigeration and air conditioning industry to reduce emissions has been formally recognised in the federal government's Climate Colutions Package.
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7 February 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
New Zealand introduces HFC gas permit
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7 February 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
RRA begins search for general manager
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7 February 2019

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Advisory body for licensing
ARC is set to announce the establishment of a new advisory body to provide industry specific advice on a range of issues likely to impact licensing in 2019 
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24 June 2018

THE NEW YORK TIMES
In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China
XINGFU, China — Last month, scientists disclosed a global pollution mystery: a surprise rise in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer.
The source of the pollution has remained unknown. Now, a trail of clues leads to this scrappy industrial boomtown in rural China.
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IN CURRENT ISSUES PAGE, SEE: Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): BLOWING IT: Illegal production and use of banned CFC-11 in China's foam blowing industry

June 2018

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Is the European experience a harbinger for Australia?
Refrigerants Australia Executive Director Greg Picker explains why the HFC phase-down in Europe is very different to what is happening here in Australia.
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May 2018

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Refrigerants Australia appoints new chair
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April 2018

CLIMATE CONTROL NEWS
Protecting the ozone layer : Three decades of progress.
CSIRO Honorary Fellow, Dr Paul Fraser, reflects on progress in the plan to close the ozone hole.
Includes an acknowledgment of the work of former executive director of Refrigerants Australia, Steve Anderson
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21 March 2016

Refrigerants Australia invites companies to join a working group to examine policy barriers and technical challenges associated with natural refrigerants.
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