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Progress in phasing out HFCs

19 October 2016

A landmark deal has been agreed between 150 countries for an amendment to the Montreal protocol designed to phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Many facilities use HFCs in their air conditioning and refrigeration systems and legislation such as F Gas has been implemented to restrict the use of these gases.

There has been a concerted effort to promote the use of refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP).

The new deal will see this continuing on a global scale amid claims that it could see 70 billion tonnes of carbion dioxide removed from the atmosphere by 2050.

Concerns have been expressed that nations including China and india were not required to take the same measures as the US and European countries.

However, it is believed that once the market adjusts to the requirements, it will drive change in every country.

More information is available here.

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