HFC pledges could save 1 billion tonnes CO2

New initiatives on reducing the consumption of HFC refrigerants are expected to save the emission of more than 1 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2025.

The figures were revealed during a meeting at the White House today attended by US government agencies and leading refrigeration and air conditioning manufacturers, refrigerant suppliers and end users.

The meeting included representatives from Chemours, Daikin, Danfoss, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, HillPhoenix, Ingersoll Rand, Carrier, Arkema, Emerson and AHRI, as well as major retailers and end users including CocaCola and PepsiCo.

Those gathered heard the US Environmental Protection Agency confirm its intention to initiate further changes to its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) programme next year, as well as promising a new rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered, and recycled …

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