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Unilever solar-powered freezer

Unilever Tests Solar-Powered Freezers

Unilever is testing commercially viable solar-powered ice cream freezers in New York’s Central Park. The company, whose brands include Popsicles, Good Humor and Mangum ice cream bars, says when officially rolled out the freezers will be the world’s first. Unilever has already purchased about 1.5 million freezers. The freezers are … Read more »

Unilever

Unilever Develops Climate-Friendly Freezer

Unilever scientists have developed emissions-reducing point-of-sale freezer technology to replace current models that already deliver energy reductions of up to 50 percent. The next-generation ice cream freezer cabinets are capable of a 70 percent energy reduction, using a 2008 baseline. Once rolled out the new model has the potential to … Read more »

Whirlpool

Whirlpool Partners with Honeywell on Low-Global-Warming Insulation

Whirlpool is using Honeywell’s low-global-warming potential (GWP) foam blowing agent in insulation in its US-made refrigerators and freezers. The GWP of Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is 99 percent lower than 245fa, the most common foam blowing agent widely used within the US industry. Honeywell’s foam blowing agent has a GWP … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: GHG Reporting, CDM ‘Coma,’ SC May Sue Feds

The EPA is amending the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to implement technical corrections, clarifications and other amendments, including revisions to global warming potentials for certain greenhouse gases. The agency’s action also establishes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of new or substantially revised data elements. The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism offset market will likely remain “in … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Refrigerator Standards, Fracking Settlement, Lockheed Cleanup

The Department of Energy yesterday issued proposed energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment and for walk-in coolers and freezers. The rules could cut energy bills by up to $28 billion and cut CO2 emissions by over 350 million metric tons over 30 years, the White House said. Hydraulic fracturing fluids … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: DOE ‘Mishandled Waste,’ Energy Trust on Ice

The Department of Energy mishandled dangerous waste, placing it in a landfill before treating it – rather than after, as required –  and operating several waste storage units without proper permit authorization, according to a settlement with the EPA. An agency statement referred to a dangerous mix of hazardous and … Read more »