AREMA has congratulated the Federal Government on its introduction of amendments to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act.
This included a phase down of HFCs (potent greenhouse gases), as well as other important legislative amendments.
“Refrigeration and air conditioner manufacturers must contend with a wide range of issues when they select which refrigerant to use,” said Mark Padwick, President of AREMA.
“Not only do they want to choose refrigerants with low environmental impact, they also need to consider consumer safety, energy efficiency, cost, suitability and many other things.”
Mr Padwick said a HFC phase down provides industry with the long-certainty it needs to plan for, and invest in, new technologies moving forward.
“The opportunity exists to reduce emissions (up to the equivalent of 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide abated) from 2020 to 2030,” he said.
“By working with industry to lay out the roadmap for future technology choices, the Government is enabling industry to continue providing the equipment and services Australia needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”