Chilling Facts IV

The latest of EIA’s annual reports focusing on the use of climate-damaging refrigerants in major supermarket chains and progress to move away from harmful HFCs to climate-friendly alternatives. Environmental Investigation Agency’s (EIA) fourth Chilling Facts report looking into the climate impact of supermarket refrigeration. Since its launch in 2008 the report has sought to encourage the retail sector to move away from refrigeration systems based on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases hundreds to thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). HFC emissions from commercial refrigeration in Europe equate to about 20 million tonnes of CO 2 per year – about one-third of Sweden’s annual greenhouse gas emissions.