Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has called on the government to provide extended resources for the monitoring of the illegal sale, use and handling of F-Gas to help ensure continued adherence to key European environmental regulation
May’s RAC Magazine considers initial feedback from our latest Round Table discussion on the future of refrigerant use in the retail sector that has looked at a broad number of concerns such as industry willingness to train engineers over the use lower GWP gas such as the mildly flammable R32.
A current lack of skills in the use and implementation of low GWP refrigerant and systems has been identified as one major challenge to transitioning to cleaner and less carbon intensive cooling during world’s first ‘clean cold’ congress in Birmingham this week.
A number of US states are expected to follow California’s example in adopting portions of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) into law to prohibit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for refrigeration.
Cooling industries across Europe will not be receiving special exemptions to help with the spiralling costs of higher-GWP refrigerant, with EU member states being urged to back support programmes instead.