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Manufacturers’ association supports HFC phase-down

A cap and phase-down of F-Gases is the most cost-effective measure to reduce direct emissions from heating and cooling, according to manufacturers’ association EPEE

The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), which represents the heating and cooling industry in Europe, estimates that a phase-down of F-Gases in the EU will reduce the direct climate impact of refrigerants by up to 65 per cent in 2030.

Andrea Voigt, EPEE’s director general, said: “The heating and cooling industry is ready to face the challenge of the low-carbon roadmap.”

“By reducing the consumption of HFCs – the most commonly used F-Gases – by 30 per cent in 2020 and up to 65 per cent in 2030, we will reduce direct emissions from our sector by more than 70 million tons of CO2-equivalent in 2030.”

EPEE says that a cap and phase-down mechanism for F-gas refrigerants supports the existing F-Gas Regulation by limiting the quantities of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) available and hence stimulating the containment and recovery of these gases.

Andrea Voigt adds: “There is no perfect refrigerant. Refrigerant choice is complex and often a compromise between many different factors. Two of these are non-negotiable: the safety and the energy efficiency of the installations.”

“Safety is essential for the installers and the users of the equipment. Energy Efficiency has a major impact on running cost and our environment, as most of the emissions are due to energy consumption.”

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  • F-Gas phase-down is way behind in the United States. R22 units are still available at supply houses when sold "dry". This means they are not charged with refrigerant. The situation is getting ridiculous. There is vast amounts of R22 A/C & Refrigeration equipment still in use in the states. I would guess that when gas prices really skyrocket retrofit & upgrade equipment will be a booming business. We have found MO99 to be a great replacement gas for R22. Has anyone else had good luck with this retrofit?

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