Tag : hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
Legislation that seeks to phase out HFC use in favour of alternative refrigerants has been proposed by a bipartisan group of politicians serving in the US House of Representatives.
European countries have so far failed to outline designated strategies to realise sustainable cooling that also factors in the importance of energy efficiency, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has argued.
This month’s issue considers the cooling industry’s progress in trying to meet the demands of F-Gas regulation and the Montreal Protocol, as well as the major barriers and opportunities ahead.
New bipartisan legislation proposed in the US will attempt to introduce a national phasedown schedule to support the cooling industry to switch to lower GPW products from using HFC refrigerant.
Efforts to eliminate HCFC use and reduce industry reliance on HFC refrigerant in line with the Montreal Protocol offers a significant opportunity to broaden workplace diversity in refrigeration and air conditioning, according to the UN.
Implementing recently approved amendments to increase the hydrocarbon charge size for refrigerant allowed in cooling cabinets may take some time to be implemented in the UK, Martyn Cooper of FETA has said.
The EU is being urged to decisively tackle fears of rampant illegal refrigerant trading in a number of member states in order to maintain a global lead in climate change mitigation.
Refrigerant manufacturers group the EFCTC has established a confidential online reporting service to try and track illegal refrigerant imports across Europe.
Authorities in the US should consider following California’s lead in tackling emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and HFCs to ensure national climate change commitments can be met, according to a new report.
The US Supreme Court has opted against hearing an appeal to reverse a lower court ruling that struck down an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on phasing out use of HFCs as refrigerant.