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New cooling technology a ‘double win’ for climate

LONDON: A new wave of technology is spurring a European refrigeration revolution – slashing energy usage and eliminating the need for harmful chemicals. Launching its new report Chilling Facts V, the London-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said supermarket chains throughout the EU, and particularly in the UK, were moving away from traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) towards […]

Chilling Facts V

The latest of EIA’s annual reports focusing on the use of climate-harmful refrigerants in major supermarket chains in the UK and Europe, and progress to move away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to climate-friendly alternatives. .   • Read the French language version of the report here. • Read the German language version of the report here. […]

Happy Ozone Day! (or why the Montreal Protocol is still vital)

. Today, September 16, is World Ozone Day. Now, I’m the first to complain that the calendar these days is chock-a-block with somewhat questionable occasions to commemorate (Talk Like a Pirate Day, anyone? Check it out, it’s on September 19) but suffice it to say that the international effort to put a halt to the […]

G20 takes landmark step in fight against climate change

LONDON: The 20 biggest world economies today agreed in St Petersburg, Russia to use the resources of the Montreal Protocol to get rid of a significant group of super greenhouse gases (GHG). The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) welcomes a landmark statement and encourages all countries to join the G20 in supporting a global phase-down of […]

Finally waking up to the fact that we can help the climate

During the past month or so, there’s been a lot of activity and some surprises on the F-gas front and although there is a lot of work still to be done, it feels as if the world is finally waking up to the fact that not only do we need to get rid of HFCs […]

Explosion of HFC-23 super greenhouse gases is expected

Action needed to prevent HFC-23 climate bomb from China and India LONDON: China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the production of […]

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