Climate Control News have spoken with Refrigerants Australia’s Executive Director, Greg Picker, on what could be on the horizon for the industry this year.
In a report by Climate Control News, Picker stated that the “refrigeration and air conditioning industry has quite a lot to be proud of” in its environmental performance, going on to providing statistics on the improvement of energy efficiency in industry equipment, as well as the industry’s carbon footprint decline.
Picker went on to state that this year the industry have a chance and an obligation to continue improving services and products.
Picker went on to predict that by the end of the year, there will be an agreement to an HFC phasedown, a phasedown through Australian legislation and that there will be work to agree on the next round of the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS).
Climate Control News’ report can be read in full here.
Climate Control News wrote a similar report last year, speaking with: AIRAH CEO Phil Wilkinson, Norman Disney & Young CEO Stuart Fowler, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Kate Carnell, and the Australian Refrigeration Association President Tim Edwards. All four of them addressed key industry issues in economy, development of industry blueprints, skills & training, engineering & design, commerce & industry and refrigeration & refrigerants. Climate Control News also listed energy efficiency, national licensing for low GWP refrigerants and innovation policy as priorities on the industry agenda last year.