EEA reports good progress on HFC reduction

The European Environment Agency has reported another fall in CO2-equivalent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas consumption in 2016, down to the lowest level since reporting began in 2007

The European Environment Agency has reported another fall in CO2-equivalent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) gas consumption in 2016, down to the lowest level since reporting began in 2007.

While supply of f-gases, potent greenhouse gases used widely in refrigeration systems as alternatives to ozone-depleting CFCs, increased 2% by mass last year, the EEA said, it fell 2% in CO2 equivalence reflecting a shift to gases with lower global warming potential (GWP).  

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