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August 2008

 

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A solar sunset

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In these times of peak oil prices, carbon footprints and global warming, the clamber for renewable energy resources is seeing the world finally embrace the potential of solar energy. We in Australia live in a glorious, sun-kissed country — a land where clouds are mostly a passing fad. Yet it seems Australia — one of the countries most suited to harnessing solar power — continues to turn its back on the sun, as Sean McGowan reports.

 

Skills workshop: Insulation part 3

(full article)

This is the third installment in HVAC&R Nation’s series covering insulation. This month our guest contributor, Blair Freeman, describes compliance and energy effficiency.

 

First refrigerant trading authorisation cancelled

(full article)

For the first time since the RAC industry permit scheme was introduced, a Refrigerant Trading Authorisation (RTA) has been cancelled on the basis of the holder failing to comply with its conditions. HVAC&R Nation spoke with Patrick McInerney, director of the Ozone and Synthetic Gas Team at the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts about the circumstances of the cancellation.

 

 

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