The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis modeled emissions of different refrigerants in split ACs.
Thus, there is no need to alter plans for an aggressive phase down of HFCs, the study says.
ATMO America: EPA Collects Feedback From Conference Attendees On The AIM Act Technology Transitions Rule
Under the AIM Act, the EPA is allowed to shape a HFC phase down, manage the technology transition and support the proper management of refrigerants across the sectors using these chemicals.
Countries need to reduce HFCs production and consumption faster and at greater rates to allow for an emissions scenario compatible with the Paris Agreement.
A study of air-to-water heat pumps available on the German and EU markets shows R290-based equipment to be among the top energy performers.
EU-based producers reported a 25% average increase in the price of high-GWP refrigerants like R404a, R410a and R134a.
Ban on certain stationary split air-conditioning and split heat pump equipment containing f-gases would help adoption of R290 equipment.
IEA program determines that the LCCP of R290 unitary AC outperformed that of units with R410A, R32, R466B and R452B modeled in 11 cities.
Seven organizations support affordable renewable, non-emitting solutions as a way to decarbonize heating and cooling.
Sales of hydrocarbon-based self-contained refrigeration with charges smaller than 150g could have made up as much of 50% of all sales in this category in 2020, says ‘Cold Hard Facts 2021.’