Kjeld Staerk of Danfoss in Denmark is the new chairman of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe.
EPEE said: 'EPEE and its members are determined to reduce the global climate impact of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating systems by supporting energy efficient, environmentally and economically viable and safe technologies. To achieve this ambitious goal, the association is actively involved in the European regulatory process such as the ecodesign directive and its implementing measures, the F-Gas Regulation and its revision, the renewable energies directive, WEEE & RoHS and many more.'
Mr Staerk added: 'This is an exciting time for our industry and we have a great opportunity to move further towards sustainable refrigeration, cooling and heating solutions. EPEE member companies have enormous technological potential and are committed to actively reduce the global climate impact of our products. EPEE ensures that our industry's voice is united and strong and that it will be heard and taken into account at the European political level.'