Low options for 90% of high GWP refrigerants

Around 90% of HCFCs and high-GWP HFCs could be replaced in developing countries by substances with low or moderate GWP, says a new report for the European Commission.

The report, produced prior to the Montreal Protocol meeting in Paris by renowned German Environmental research consultancy Öko-Recherche, maintains that this can be achieved in the short to medium term and without reduction in energy efficiency even at high ambient temperatures. It has been produced as part of Europe’s backing for a global phase-down of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol…

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