UK supermarkets lead EU on HFC reform

Most UK supermarkets are already moving away from HFCs as a new EU deal seeks to cut the powerful greenhouse gases by 79%

UK supermarkets are poised to meet the EU’s new ban on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in cooling equipment early through their own carbon reduction initiatives.

Under an EU deal member states and MEPs have agreed to cut the volume of HFCs placed on the market by 79% by 2030, as proposed by the EU executive in 2012. The deal also includes specific bans starting in 2015.

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