The Department of the Environment and Energy is holding an information session in Darwin on July 19 about the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down. The session will cover what it means for HFC users, including equipment owners and technicians.
The session will also cover other changes to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Program to reduce emissions and increase efficiency, and there will be opportunities for questions and discussion.
The HFC phase-down was announced by the Australian Government in June 2016, and is a gradual reduction in the maximum amount of HFCs permitted to be imported into Australia. Australia’s HFC phase-down began on January 1, 2018. HFCs are the most commonly used gases in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and are also used in fire suppression, foam blowing, aerosols and medical applications. Phasing down imports of HFCs will lead directly to reduced emissions of these global warming gases.