Tag: hfcs


Durban blog: Air-con helps focus on issue of F-gases

Our Global Environment Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, writes from the CoP17 meeting in Durban, South Africa where she reflects on the need to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration, despite these efforts being blocked by India, China and the chemical industry


Durban blog: Higher stakes in play at climate conference

Our Global Environment Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, attends the 17th International Conference on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa and notes that with the need for countries to get into specifics on climate change mitigation, upcoming political negotiations in the high level segment will be difficult

EIA's new report, Chilling Facts 4.

Chilling Facts III is released

Today a whopping 246 stores across Great Britain have HFC-free refrigeration systems, up from 46 last year, while hundreds of engineers have been trained to deal with climate-friendly refrigerants. The UK is now paving the way for climate-friendly refrigeration and is a global centre for innovation

Environmental Investigation Agency' staff in an European Parliament table

Tensions rise ahead of Friday’s critical HFC-23 vote

EU Countries will vote on a proposed regulation to ban the use of HFC and other industrial gas credits in Europe’s carbon markets from January 2013. If successful this regulation will change the world’s largest carbon market and end subsidising of Chinese and Indian chemical companies by European consumers