2018: A vital year for the UK government and air quality

2018-02-19T15:03:25+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Viewpoints|

Last week, Dearman was invited to attend an Air Quality Showcase event, held at the House of Commons and organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution. The event was well-timed given all the policy currently being developed to reduce harmful levels of emissions across Britain. The showcase was [...]

The growing noise for quieter delivery trucks

2017-12-18T10:50:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Compared to their diesel counterparts, the positive impact on air pollution of zero-emission transport refrigeration units (TRUs) is evident. This is certainly worth restating in light of the recent report published by prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, which links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution. Another strong benefit of [...]

Looking East: The opportunity of Chengdu

2017-11-10T09:37:29+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Viewpoints|

The city of Chengdu, in western China, is seeing unprecedented growth. The city’s economy is currently worth £123 billion and PwC estimates that by 2025, it will be one of the world’s 100 richest cities. China has witnessed major growth in its cold storage capacity, which recently soared from just [...]

Some actions make headlines, others have impact

2017-08-02T12:22:08+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Viewpoints|

Why the government should take some simple practical actions to have an instant impact on air pollution The Government has finally announced its plans to clean up the air we breathe. It has unquestionably responded to pressure from campaigners, but hopefully it also recognises the genuine harm that nitrogen dioxide [...]

Diesel scrappage scheme – but what about the subsidised polluters?

2017-06-14T12:19:49+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Viewpoints|

Professor Toby Peters, Professor in Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, writes a guest blog for Global Action Plan about the subsidised refrigeration vehicles contributing to the air pollution in our cities. I am sure today “National Clean Air Day”, many will be calling for a comprehensive diesel scrappage [...]

A cool route to Germany – Dearman’s business development manager Gabriel Millan-Lazaro discusses his recent successful trip to showcase the Dearman TRU

2017-05-26T10:21:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Viewpoints|

The European Commission is pursuing environmentally sustainable solutions in their strategy for heating and cooling, and it is very clearly identifying transport refrigeration as one of the long overlooked sources of pollution. Do you think agreeing to a demonstration of a Dearman powered TRU is proof that fleet operators are [...]

Do a group of UK technology companies hold the key to Prime Minister Modi’s big vision for Indian farmers? – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:20+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Viewpoints|

Prime Minister Modi has set India the target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022. But there is a significant challenge which stands in the way, namely the amount of food which is wasted after it has been harvested and before it reaches the plate, or even the shop shelves. Estimates [...]

HFC deal is far from ‘job done’ – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:20+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Viewpoints|

Last week’s global deal to phase out HFC refrigerant gases signed in Rwanda received a rapturous reception. Coming just ten days after the world ratified the Paris climate treaty, this narrower technical agreement should have struggled to capture headlines, but far from it. US Secretary of State John Kerry declared [...]

A cool route to addressing global challenges

2017-01-17T16:27:54+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Viewpoints|

As experts gather in London to debate game-changing technologies in agriculture, Toby Peters suggests that clean cold is one of the keys to food security, climate and health and needs to play a central role in tomorrow’s agriculture. World agriculture faces a daunting array of apparently contradictory challenges. The sector [...]

Uncertainty mustn’t de-rail progress on pollution – Toby Peters

2017-05-22T16:47:20+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Viewpoints|

It’s an unusual perspective, but recent high profile discoveries about the impact of diesel emissions have been good for our health. For years we lived under the cosy misconception that diesel is good for the environment. That modern engines are efficient and any marginal increase in local pollution would be [...]