With the phasing out of older refrigerants now in full swing across Europe, scientists are looking for new and more effective refrigerants that can be used in everything from industrial cooling to refrigerated trailer hire. How ironic that they are now looking at a substance we have taken for granted for a while: carbon dioxide. However, things are changing.
Imagine what life would be like if you owned the only refrigerator in your town. Such a scenario sounds absurd to those of us living in Europe, where refrigeration is taken for granted, but it is quite real in many parts of India. It is a scenario that recently played out when a tailor in north-east India became the first person in his community to purchase a refrigerator.
The market for delicious ice cream in Britain is booming. According to the Harrogate Informer, ice cream companies across the country are recording their best sales in 10 years, both domestically and internationally. The same companies are looking at a very robust 2015 as well. We are pleased to hear this, given the fact that an increased demand for ice cream during the warmer weather also increases the demand for fridge trailer hire.
A prominent carbon consultancy firm is calling on the British government to refocus its energy reduction and refinement attentions on what they call the 'cold economy'. Carbon Trust says that refocusing carbon reduction strategies and improving everything from portable refrigeration to environmental cooling could create tens of thousands of jobs while also helping Britain reach its carbon reduction goals.