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“Ammonia, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbons, sold as refrigerants, are manufactured in large chemical plants. In other words, they are ‘artificial.’ They are ‘synthetic chemicals,’ not ‘natural.’”
“Employers across the nation – including those that work in the HVAC industry – have been spending much time recently determining how to move forward under what is being deemed as the ‘new normal’, in which concerns for employee and customer safety are paramount.”
“For the 4 years since 2014, reported HFC emissions have decreased each year and also decreased as a percentage of total EU emissions. ‘In particular, it is worth highlighting that HFC emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning have decreased for the fourth consecutive year since 2014.’”
“EPEE, representing the heating and cooling industry in Europe, applauds the revised greenhouse gas emission reduction target of at least 55% by 2030 … a major milestone towards carbon neutrality in 2050. With buildings representing 40% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, heating and cooling have a major role to play in achieving this target.”
“Two leading Japanese corporations claim to have developed a data centre cooling system, using a new HFO refrigerant, that could cut power consumption in half.”