HFC industry fights back on containment

Industry group the European partnership for energy and the environment (Epee) has rejected as "unhelpful" a study promoted by environmental groups claiming that efforts to contain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) coolants in air conditioning and refrigeration systems are failing (EED 26/02/04). Dutch experience shows that leakage can be cut to below 5%, Epee insisted. The EU's forthcoming regulation on climate-altering f-gases, including HFCs, should continue to be based on containment rather than substitution, it said. See press release.

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