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  • What a wonderful and informative piece I've read after a long time. The profits section was the most shocking part to me. I loved the entire article thoroughly. A trade-off has to be definitely made by rich companies and affluent countries before they ask developing nations to shift to a climate friendly gas.
    "A highly energy-inefficient equipment using a least GWP refrigerant will have more life cycle emissions than a highly energy-efficient equipment using high GWP refrigerant." I didn't get this point.

    Posted by: Rohan Dekate | 2 months ago | Reply
  • An extremely detailed,

    An extremely detailed, comprehensive and useful summary and analysis of the issues in play, although the role that can and needs to be played by ammonia R717 and CO2 R744 in commercial and industrial refrigeration sectors is understated. Hydrocarbons also have a 20 year history of use in the automotive AC service market across many countries, notably the US, Canada and Australia (8% market penetration according to a recent Goverment commissioned report "Cold Hard Facts 2" which ought not continue to be studiously ignored by Montreal Protocol delegates and stakeholders.

    The lesson is clear: Given this real world evidence, there is simply no excuse for HCs to be excluded from consideration as a global solution to the HFC problem in new mobile AC and refrigeration systems. All that is lacking is a champion with the courage to confront the fear factor generated by the fluorolobby.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
  • Unfortunately, efforts by

    Unfortunately, efforts by Micronesia and Mauritius some 5 years ago at the level of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the use of HFC's have been vigorously opposed by the BRICS countries. otherwise we would have moved further in combatting Climate Change. And during the last five years we have seen how the signs of climate change have accelerated affecting the brics countries mostly. It might be too late when they react!

    Posted by: Anonymous | 2 years ago | Reply
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