The rapid phase-down of high-GWP HFCs is possible because of their extensive replacement by commercially available low-GWP alternatives, says the International Panel on Climate Change.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) reports 1% annual gain in f-gas supply in 2020, as well as 7% growth in HFC consumption.
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The nonprofit’s ‘Cool It’ campaign aims to get supermarkets to switch to ‘ultra-low GWP, natural refrigerants.’
The document looks at how GWP measures up over 20 years to show the true environmental effect of common refrigerants used today.
Aiming to cut emissions in the EU by 55% by 2030, the proposals include updates to energy efficiency, manufacturing, renewable energy and carbon trading.
As one of the world’s biggest users of f-gases, China’s acceptance of the amendment is important for the phase down of HFCs.
Researchers see a 33-fold increase in atmospheric TFA globally and up to 250-fold across Europe.
Green Cooling Summit panelists pull no punches about urgency of replacing f-gases with NatRefs.
Stakeholders can attend the hearing online, as well as submit comments till July 6.