After careful examination of the Armines final preparatory study on the air-conditioning side of ENTR Lot 6, EFCTC members comment on some of its conclusions.
The European Commission is currently reviewing the measures under the F-gas regulation (842/2006). One of the options under consideration is an HFC “cap-and-allocation” system. EFCTC has assessed the implications of such potential future legislation.
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC), wishes to comment on the ENDS Europe newsflash of 26 January suggesting that the breakdown of HFO 1234yf used in mobile air conditioning (MAC) systems, could generate sufficiently high atmospheric/aquatic TFA-levels to cause environmental problems.
EFCTC Response to:
Evidence for under-reported western European emissions of the potent greenhouse gas HFC-23, Keller et al., GRL (38), L15808, doi:10.1029/2011GL047976.