Norway "narrows the ODS" on ozone depleters
Norway cut its consumption of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) by one-third last year, a government agency said yesterday. In terms of "ozone-depleting potential", consumption had fallen 98% since 1986, it said. As a result the country had now exceeded EU reduction targets by 47%. Consumption of HCFCs - the main remaining ozone-depleting substance - by producers of insulating foam fell by 90% from 2001 to 2002. In the refrigeration and air conditioning sector, which accounted for 96% of the 540 tonnes of HCFCs used in 2002, consumption fell by 10%. See press release.