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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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Ford A/C provides more than just cool air


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Over the years Ford has been at the forefront of automotive engineering and design, and not just in the styling and horsepower departments but with air conditioning, too. Back in the 1950’s they came … Continue reading

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GM’s first Chinese-built crossover at Buick dealers now


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor During a trip earlier this month to Bergey’s Buick GMC in Franconia Township (Souderton), PA, MACS was fortunate enough to be shown their newest Robinair R/R/R machine for use with R-1234yf refrigerant as well … Continue reading

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GMC hits the road with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor It was during the general session meeting on Thursday morning at MACS 2016 Trade Show in Orlando that we first learned about GM’s intention to add several new vehicles to their lineup this year … Continue reading

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Clean air started here


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor An important part of MACS Section 609 Certification is a history lesson, discussing the series of events that led to the rules and regulations of A/C system service. When conducting classes, many instructors explain … Continue reading

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EPA Report: For the US, Global Action Now Saves Lives and Avoids Significant Climate Change Damages


WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action.  The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United … Continue reading

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Just the facts about Section 609 Certification and refrigerant handling in MVACS


We are always surprised when we receive phone calls from automotive service personnel who have no idea what Section 609 Certification is all about and that there are indeed federally mandated regulations for refrigerant recovery and recycling. The United States … Continue reading

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Refrigerant Explained


by Jacques Gordon To anyone who has been following along, it looks more and more like the auto industry will never have one universal air conditioning refrigerant. That means we may see some radically different A/C technology too. Let’s look … Continue reading

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DuPont responds to European Commission’s final report


Thierry Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, has responded to the final report of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) on its review of testing of HFO-1234yf. The following is a direct quote. “DuPont is pleased with the final … Continue reading

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Refrigerant News


by Jacques Gordon The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group established by the United Nations Environmental Program to provide “a clear view on the current state of knowledge in climate change,” has confirmed that both R-1234yf and R-1234ze(E) … Continue reading

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