A recent scientific paper confirms and substantiates earlier statements that early action to limit by 2030 SLCFs (short-life climate forcers, i.e. CH4, black carbon, tropospheric ozone and HFCs) brings limited benefits for limiting maximum warming temperature, and even smaller benefits in maximum 2 °C warming scenarios.
A prototype system has been developed and tested using HFO-1234ze. It is able both to raise the temperature of food products rapidly to close to 100 °C, and to immediately cool them down to 2 °C using chilled water.
In order to reduce summer peak loads, a Californian Utility Company will be providing 2,500 R-410A Ice Energy Storage Units to owners of typically 15-70 kW rooftop air conditioning (AC) systems, common for small to mid-size commercial buildings.
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) encourages Parties to the Montreal Protocol to move forward with a constructive dialogue to achieve an agreement for a global cap and reduction for HFC consumption on a GWP-weighted basis, building on the discussions in Paris in July 2014 at the 34th Open-ended Working Group of two proposals for an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce the production and consumption.