Oceania

2013.07.25

Tax Incentives Encourage the Use of Natural Refrigerants

July 16, 2013 The Australian government is using financial incentives to encourage operators of refrigeration plants to change over to eco-friendly refrigerants. The incentives have taken the form of a tax levy on imported synthetic refrigerants intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. Similar tax models can be found in some European countries. Experts working in the refrigeration...

2013.07.23

Solar Air Conditioners Can Solve Australia’s Energy Woes

Plum Heating and Cooling feels confident that the solar air conditioning system would go a long way in reducing Australia’s current energy woes July 21, 2013 According to a report June 10, 2013 in Design Build Source, solar cooling can possibly become the future of air conditioning in Australia. This emergent technology may come as an answer to the prayers of both environmentalists and householde...

2013.07.05

Case study: replacing R22 large-scale AC systems with NH3 in

11 July 2013 The introduction of the carbon price on synthetic greenhouse gases (SGG) in Australia in July 2012 has triggered an increased interest in natural refrigerants for both existing and new in...

2013.07.12

Kingtec Solar to Showcase Solar Powerered Air Conditioner in

Event runs July 24-26 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre AustraliaMelbourne, Australia, July 9th, 2013: Kingtec Solar, a recognized leader in solar powered air condition technology, is pleased to announce its participation in events at the Clean Energy Week, Australia’s largest solar event. Following its exceptional success last year (2012) in Sydney, where over 2500 delegates from...

2013.07.08

AIRAH releases free online flammables guide

5 July 2013 AIRAH, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, has released its Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide.   The guide - which was developed by independent organisations and stakeholders, and is thought to be the first of its kind in Australia ? comprehensively covers the management of health and safety risks associated with flammable refrigerants.  ...

2013.07.04

Farmers say carbon price still taxing one year on

2 July 2013A year on from the launch of the carbon tax, farmers say the policy is significantly increasing their costs, despite evidence that other factors are having a bigger impact on electricity pr...

2013.07.01

Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Levy enters into force in New Zeala

01 July 2013 The Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) Levy, which entered into force on 1 July 2013, applies to a range of goods including freezers, fridges, air-conditioners, heat pumps as well as refriger...

2013.06.28

Entrepreneur pioneers new refrigeration system

Fuseworks Media 21 June 2013 Engineer turned entrepreneur, and owner of EcoChill, Matthew Darby, is on a mission to revolutionise refrigeration and offer solutions to help reduce the impact of harmful and pollutant HFC gases.   Mindful of the country’s obligations under the Kyoto Protocol and New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, EcoChill offers novel, environmentally-friendly refrigeration s...

2013.06.17

Chasing Australia's energy ideal

17 Jun, 2013 It’s a scorching hot day during a summer of the future.   At work, you use your smart phone to check the real-time pricing updates on your power supplier’s app. It predicts electricity prices will shoot up during the hottest time of the day, between 4pm and 6pm - the time when people get home from work and turn on air-conditioners, massively increasing power demand. The kids...

 
 
 
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