US and China HFC Agreement

According to the White House, President Obama and Chinese President Xi have agreed on working together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of HFCs.   The statement said phasing down HFCs globally has the potential to “reduce some 90 gigatons of CO2.. read more →

2013 Australian Summer Study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy

Following the Energy Efficiency Council’s successful Conference in December 2012, the Australian Alliance to Save Energy is holding a three day Summer Study on Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy from 27 February – 1 March 2013, Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney. For more details click here. read more →

Draft EU law slaps F-gas ban on domestic fridges

The European Commission has drawn up a plan to outlaw planet-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in domestic refrigerators and freezers by 2015, and commercial coolers by 2020, under a draft regulation seen by EurActiv. HFC’s are a fluorinated gas (or F-gas) used to substitute for ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) since the Montreal Protocol began phasing them out in 1987… read more →

Australia to join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition

The Australian Government  Australia announced it will join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition – an alliance of over two dozen nations, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector, and civil society, committed to rapid action to reduce short-lived but highly potent pollution caused by methane, black carbon (soot), tropospheric ozone (smog) and hydrofluorocarbons. Click here to.. read more →

Government recognises Mr Steve Anderson’s leadership in protecting the world from depletion of the ozone layer

Senator Farrell presented certificates of recognition to seven Australians for their contributions to the Montreal Protocol, the global phase-out of ozone depleting substances, and to Australia’s successful phase-out of ozone depleting substances including Mr Steve Anderson who has worked as a consultant for AREMA for many years. AREMA congratulates Steve on this very deserved award. View full.. read more →

Melbourne Forum Invitation: Financial incentives for sustainability upgrades

Members are invited to attend the next Melbourne Forum: Financial incentives for sustainability upgrades Date and time: Tuesday September 18, 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start The venue: The Treasury Theatre, Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne Click here for full details read more →

AREMA criticises Carbon Tax as ‘blunt instrument’

 While strongly committed to building a more sustainable industry, AREMA believes that the Federal Government’s carbon tax is ill-advised, ill-designed and completely unsuitable for purpose. There was no consultation with the industry during the design of this latest version, and industry input was ignored. As a result we have a clumsy, very expensive and ultimately.. read more →

Free lectures to celebrate 25 years since the Montreal Protocol was finalised

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities is hosting some short lectures on ozone protection and ozone science by prominent Australian scientists on the morning of 13 September 2012 at the Shine Dome in Canberra in recognition of the 25 years since the Montreal Protocol was finalised. AREMA members are welcome to attend. .. read more →

National Seminars on impact of Carbon Tax

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is hosting a national series of free seminars explaining the impact of the carbon-equivalent levy on refrigerants. The levy, which came into effect July 1, will potentially impact anyone who owns or operates a refrigeration system. AIRAH’s seminars will explore how to reduce energy consumption.. read more →

Carbon Tax industry fact sheets

AREMA is working with AIRAH to develop fact sheets around the new HFC Levy and carbon charges associated with the Clean Energy Future Plan. This information will be made freely available to small and medium enterprises (owners and service providers) in refrigeration and air conditioning to help them deal with the impact on their business.. read more →