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Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria has published draft guidelines for managing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is seeking public consultation. Methods of reducing refrigerant emissions discussed in the document have been welcomed by the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) as signalling a new way for business under Victoria’s ‘general environment duty’ that, under the Environment Protection Act Continue reading EPA Victoria seeking feedback on draft greenhouse gas emissions guidelines

Although the Paris Agreement that was reached in 2015 marked the beginning of a global effort to limit temperature rise for this century to 2.0°C above pre-industrial levels, with the ideal outcome being 1.5°C, a new report published by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has highlighted the impact of any change beyond this Continue reading New report delivers stark message on climate change

A report published by Australia’s National Transport Commission (NTC) has showcased how the public preference for SUVs and utes is harming reductions in CO2 emissions. Data compiled in the annual “Carbon Emissions Intensity for New Australian Light Vehicles” report indicates that the average CO2 emissions for new passenger and light commercial vehicles in 2017 was Continue reading Worst CO2 reduction since 2002 linked to ute and SUV boom

Mitsubishi Triton in wrecking yard

A report commissioned by the Department of the Environment into the release of refrigerants from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) in Australia estimates that 166 tonnes of high global warming potential R134a and 21 tonnes of ozone-depleting R12 were emitted in this way during 2013. That is equivalent to 400,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions, based on Continue reading End-of-life vehicle refrigerant study out soon