From Refrigerants Australia:

Refrigerants Australia congratulates the Australian Parliament of the passage of legislation to phase down HFCs, which are very potent greenhouse gases.

Dr Greg Picker, Executive Director of Refrigerants Australia said, “The passage of amendments to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act guarantees improved environmental outcomes, while also giving industry long-term certainty.”

Refrigerants Australia has long contended that a predictable phase down in HFCs can assist the industry and deliver a range of benefits including reduced costs to consumers, better performance of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, improved energy efficiency and significant emission reductions.

“Putting in place a phase down of HFCs is predicted to reduce emissions by the equivalent of 80 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 and builds on the tremendous results in reducing ozone depletion that has already been achieved.”

The refrigeration and air conditioning industry has a thirty-year history of working collaboratively on a bi-partisan basis to deliver improve environmental performance.

“As a result of working together with Governments of all types,” Picker said, “we are on track to both close the ozone hole over the next 30 years and to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from their peak in the early 1990s by 99% in 2036.”