MEPs back “sweeping” ban on F-gases in chillers and aircon

MEPs on the European Parliament’s Environment Committee yesterday backed a “sweeping” ban on a type of gas used in fridges and air-conditioning. The draft legislation outlawing “climate-unfriendly” fluorinated gases in new appliances by 2020 was adopted by 48 votes to 19, with one abstention. Overall use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) greenhouse gases should be slashed 84% […]

Nuclear ‘stress test’ gives UK good safety report

The UK’s nuclear power stations have no fundamental weaknesses, according to the latest safety ‘stress test’ by regulators. A report published today by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the UK’s independent nuclear safety regulator, finds UK sites have identified and made improvements to boost safety. Stress tests in countries around the world were prompted […]