Cold hard facts 2: A study of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia
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The refrigeration and air conditioning industry is one of the largest consumers of synthetic greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances in Australia. Cold Hard Facts 2 provides an economic and technological assessment of the refrigeration and air conditioning industry in Australia (from 2007 – 2012).
The report includes an analysis of the size and economic value of the industry, the equipment and refrigerant gas bank, trends in gas imports and equipment, and direct and indirect emissions in this sector. It expands on a similar study commissioned by the Department in 2007, Cold Hard Facts , which is available on the department's website.
The report provides valuable information about industry issues that will assist in future policy development and the management of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases.