Leading High Street retailers are being urged to do their bit for the climate by closing the door on open refrigerated display units. In our new report The Chilling Facts VI, we reveal that the take-up of climate-friendly refrigeration by supermarket chains is spreading faster and more widely than ever
Banning the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – super greenhouse gases used in refrigeration – in supermarkets would be one of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing greenhouse gases in Europe, we told a conference, calling on EU states to push for ambitious measures in the review of the F-Gas Regulation
Once again living up to its status as ‘world’s most effective environmental treaty’, the Montreal Protocol has struck a $385m deal with China to phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbon production and so prevent eight billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions
Our report, Chilling Facts IV, reports that 344 stores in the UK have now transitioned to using climate-friendly, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-free refrigeration systems. This is a significant increase from 2008. However, the biggest retailer in the UK, Tesco, does not appear to be on track to meet its targets.