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Nina Masson - Natural Refrigerants in the EU HVAC&R industry: market & policy climate



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published on 11 October 2011

shecco initiated the world’s largest industry survey to illustrate and quantify the market potential of natural working fluids. The objective was to create a basis of reference and to inform industry, end-users and policy about market state, trends and drivers for natural refrigerants, the adoption potential per world region and the barriers to and opportunities in the use of CO2, NH3, HC. The presentations summarises the key findings of the survey and gives a glimpse at THE GUIDE - Market growth for Europe.

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Christoph Brouwers - Market development for CO2 in commercial refrigeration



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published on 11 October 2011

Carrier started in 2004 with a first installation of their CO2OLtec system in Switzerland, continued pilot projects until the end of 2009 and has since then gone into series production and system installations with as of September 2011 over 300 CO2 retail stores. The presentation analysis market drivers for CO2 technology in commercial refrigeration and gives an outlook on how to overcome the so called “CO2 equator”.

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Thomas Nowak - Market trends of heat pumps and natural refrigerants



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published on 11 October 2011

The Secretary General of the European Heat Pump Association gives a first overview of the European Heat Pump Statistics “Outlook 2011”. A first glance shows that accumulated sales have been 3,77 million units in the period 2005-2010 in 20 European markets. The growth amongst the different markets is however not the same. The presentation gives an overview of the geographical differences and European policies impacting on heat pump trends.

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Policy session 1: The new EU F-Gas Regulation

Bente Tranholm-Schwarz - F-Gas in the EU: domestic and international policy action



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published on 11 October 2011

Schwarz presented a late September 2011 European Commission report assessing the effectiveness of the EU's existing Regulation on fluorinated gases. The European Commission has identified options for additional reductions of fluorinated gases in the EU that will put the bloc on track to achieving its long-term emission reduction targets.
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Katja Becken - Implementation of F-Gas Reg. and national efforts: experiences, lessons to learn and obstacles



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published on 11 October 2011

Becken discusses Germany’s experience and challenges with implementing the EU F-Gas Regulation, the National / International Climate Initiative, further funding of projects with natural refrigerants and findings of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) report “Avoiding fluorinated greenhouse gases” according to which natural refrigerants can be effectively applied in most applications.
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Lambert Kuijpers - The new F-Gas regulation



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published on 11 October 2011

The presentation by Kuijpers opened “Policy session 1: The New F-Gas Regulation” by setting the scene and discussing the EU’s f-gas policies within the wider international policy context of the UNFCCC climate negotiations and the Montreal Protocol negotiations. It also provides a brief overview of current and upcoming national f-gas policies in several regions outside the EU.
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Mikkel Aaman Srensen - Taxation and use bans as tools for reducing the use of HFCs and other high GWP gases



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published on 11 October 2011

Sørensen presents trends in uses and emissions of f-gases in Denmark before and after the introduction of use bans and taxes. He illustrates the effectiveness of different tools on reducing f-gases emissions, including support for f-gas alternatives, HFC tax and use bans, and discusses the lessons learnt from the Danish experience of implementing stricter f-gas policy.
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Alain Wilmart - The Belgian experience, implementation and political complexity



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published on 11 October 2011

The implementation of the F-Gas Regulation in Belgium has been complex due to the regulation’s lack of clarity in defining certain responsibilities, which is further exacerbated by the complex structure of Belgium, a country with 5 governments, 4 ministers of environment and 3 languages.
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