Towards a low emissions future

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July 2018

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA): BLOWING IT: Illegal production and use of banned CFC-11 in China's foam blowing industry

In May 2018 scientists revealed that atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a potent ozone depleting substance banned since 2010, were significantly higher than expected, leading them to conclude that new illegal production and use of CFC-11 was occurring in East Asia. EIA's investigations have revealed that wide-spread illegal production and use of CFC-11 is occurring in China, and that it is used in the majority of China's rigid PU foam sector.

2018

International Energy Agency: The Future of Cooling – Opportunities for energy-efficient air conditioning

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is shining a spotlight on some of the blind spots of energy policy – issues that get little attention but are of crucial importance.


2017

The Problem with Air Conditioning in 2017: Issues with Success

The main focus for improving the environment efficiency of the sector lies in energy.  The cooling sector currently used about 20% to 22% of Australia’s electricity and is responsible for about 11% of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions.  The need to reduce this number is fundamental if Australia is to meet its global targets and to limit climate change to an increase of 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels.

 

17 March 2017

Refrigerants Australia: Submission on electrotechnology key findings paper

Refrigerants Australia believe that appropriate training is crucial for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry (RAC) today and will likely become even more critical in the years to come.

 

April 2016

Submission in response to the vehicle emissions discussion paper

Refrigerants Australia recommends that consideration be given to emissions from car air conditioners in developing a policy response to vehicle emissions and that an incentive be developed to encourage car manufacturers to introduce new refrigerant technologies early into Australia.

 

February 2016

Submission to the Climate Change Authority

This submission describes various approaches to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs, and identifies a set of policy approaches that deliver the most abatement in a cost effective way.