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 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.
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.
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.