Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Refrigeration and Air conditioning and Foam (RAC&F) Sector



BACKGROUND

As per the estimations made by AEA (2011), the global building area is anticipated to triple by year 2050, which will lead to an increased foam demand for insulation sector with respective direct emissions from blowing agents. Moreover, an increased cooling demand is also observed due to economic development, urbanization, lifestyle, increased population etc which is leading to enhanced market for the appliances in the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector and hence, increased (direct and indirect) emissions. 

Globally, unabated direct and indirect emissions in the RAC&F sectors will grow from incumbent 4 GT CO2eq to approximately 12 GT CO2eq by 2050. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) constitute a dominant proportion of global GHG emissions from F-gases. HFC-based emissions have amplified during the period starting from 1995 till date. This growth is primarily driven by the transition to HFCs as substitutes for HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations. Emissions from HFCs in 2030 are projected to reach nearly 2 GT CO2 eq. and 4 GT CO2eq.by 2050 under a business-as-usual scenario.

NAMAs IN RAC&F SECTOR

CFCs and HCFCs have high Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) and very high Global Warming Potential (GWP). They are regulated by the Montreal Protocol rather than by the Kyoto Protocol. HFCs are one of the alternatives to HCFCs in refrigeration, air conditioning and foam blowing. HFCs do not deplete the ozone layer i.e. their Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) is zero. However, they have a high Global Warming Potential (GWP) and contribute significantly to climate change. The implications of their powerful greenhouse properties are therefore one factor which must be considered in selecting alternatives and developing phase-out strategies. To read more logon to www.emergent-ventures.com
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Scotland goes to vote to decide if they should separate from U.K. If they decide to do so it would mean a complicated process of reaching to a agreement of dividing and sharing resources.

Scotland goes to vote to decide if they should separate from U.K. If they decide to do so it would mean a complicated process of reaching to a agreement of dividing and sharing resources. This process is easier said then done as it can take a long time to arrive at an amicable solution and a solution which is beneficial to both the parties.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Liberian President Johnson-Sirleaf has fired some government officials as some of them refused to take up their duties as Liberia tries to control the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola outbreak in Liberia has affected the country’s economy as it slips into recession. The economy is primarily dependent on farming and agriculture. On the other hand Liberian President Johnson-Sirleaf has fired 10 government officials as some of them refused to take up their duties as Liberia tries to control the Ebola outbreak.

Solar Storms have been hitting Earth on Friday and Saturday. Solar storm can affect earth magnetic field. These can affect communications using radio transmissions and GPS. Airlines across the world are taking precautions and in some cases they have also been trying to change the routes taken by flights.

Major Solar Storms have been hitting Earth on Friday and Saturday. Solar storm can affect earth magnetic field. These can affect communications using radio transmissions and GPS. Airlines across the world are taking precautions and in some cases they have also been trying to change the routes taken by flights.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a go ahead to the Phase – V of UID ( Unique Identification) project to generate 100 crore ( 1 billion ) Aadhaar numbers by 2015. This phase will cover some of the most populous states of India like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a go ahead to the Phase – V of UID ( Unique Identification)  project to generate 100 crore ( 1 billion ) Aadhaar numbers by 2015. This phase will cover some of the most populous states of India like Uttar Pradesh,  Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.  

Mission Swacch Bharat will be launched by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. The target to have a clean India by 2019 also marks with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Mission Swacch Bharat will be launched by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2. The target to have a clean India by 2019 also marks with the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

India is expecting $100 billion of investment to flow into the renewable energy sector in the next four years. This was disclosed by Piyush Goyal who is the Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister.

India is expecting $100 billion of investment to flow into the renewable energy sector in the next four years. This was disclosed by Piyush Goyal who is the Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister. The government is expecting about $50 - $60 billion investment in power transmission which will help to bring in lot efficiency into the space. The government is putting efforts to bring in 24X7 electricity to the households within five years.

Apple watch puts up a strong challenge to a whole host of existing players like Samsung, Fitbit, Garmin etc. Apple has mastered the art to enter into product segments late but redefining the segment with it unique approach and product features which customer would pay a premium to own.

Apple watch puts up a strong challenge to a whole host of existing players like Samsung, Fitbit, Garmin etc. Apple has mastered the art to enter into product segments late but redefining the segment with it unique approach and product features which customer would pay a premium to own.

Political tensions and uncertainty across the world is pulling down US stock market.

Political tensions and uncertainty across the world is pulling down US stock market. 

Global Warming is threatening organic coffee growers. The Leaf - rust fungus which is known as roya Spanish can be controlled by using pesticides.

Global Warming is threatening organic coffee growers. The Leaf - rust fungus  which is known as roya Spanish can be controlled by using pesticides. However organic coffee growers cannot use pesticides.  
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