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More signs of ozone layer recovery

THE World Meteorological Association’s latest scientific report on ozone depletion has confirmed that the ozone layer has continued to recover and that levels of ozone-destroying substances in the atmosphere keep declining. With ozone recovery at a rate of between one … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz launches hydrogen plug-in hybrid

JUST when you were getting used to the concept of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, Mercedes-Benz throws a curveball with a version of its GLC SUV that is powered by a plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain. It … Continue reading

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ARC retains control of licensing scheme

THE Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) will continue administering the national refrigeration and air-conditioning licence scheme for up to nine more years, having successfully renewed its contract with the federal government. Controlling the handling and trade of refrigerants through measures such as licensing, … Continue reading

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US EPA could allow DIYers to buy HFCs

WHILE Australian refrigerant controls go from strength to strength, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is investigating the potential elimination of requirements for people purchasing or handling refrigerants to hold Section 608 certification. The EPA has also proposed the … Continue reading

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Slapped wrist, but no fine for Germany over HFCs

LEGAL action by the European Commission (EC) against Germany has not resulted in a fine after the nation allowed Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler to manufacture and sell almost 134,000 vehicles using R134a refrigerant in contravention of the European MAC Directive. … Continue reading

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Unicla launches electric-drive compressors

VASA director Mitchell travelled to the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Hannover, Germany this month to launch the revolutionary eDrive range of compressors developed by his company Unicla International. The Unicla eDrive range features unique onboard control electronics and firmware … Continue reading

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VASA celebrates 25 years in style

25th anniversary VASA Wire & Gas conference a huge success VASA’s 25thanniversary Wire & Gas conference was a resounding success, with more than 150 delegates travelling to the Marriott Surfers Paradise Resort & Spa on Saturday August 4 for the … Continue reading

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Women’s Leadership Development Grants of up to $8,000 available

A LIMITED pool of scholarship funding has just been released for women working in the automotive sector to participate in a range of leadership development programs that start later this year. The grants are allocated with the specific intent of providing … Continue reading

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Postponed: government-run HFC phase-down info session in Darwin on July 19

Please note this session has been postponed. Please subscribe to VASA’s free email newsletter to receive updates. THE Department of the Environment and Energy’s free HFC phase-down information sessions continue to tour Australia, with booking now available for the Darwin … Continue reading

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Your chance to shape automotive training

PwC Skills for Australia is seeking people willing to share their thoughts on the skills, knowledge and training needs for the automotive industry. Your feedback will go into developing and refining Automotive Retail, Service and Repair (AUR) and Automotive Manufacturing … Continue reading

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