Examination of HFC emissions in the UK leads to Government rethink on how levels are recorded

Dan Say’s work on our re-evaluation of the UK’s HFC emissions featured on┬áthe University of Bristol News. Based on an analysis of atmospheric data, we found that the UK’s estimates of the emissions of HFC-134a, used in car air conditioning, were likely too high. Dan took a closer look at the UK inventory and found that estimates of the frequency at which car air conditioning units were refilled, and the number of cars with air conditioning units in them were likely over-estimated in the inventory.

The government is now re-evaluating the assumptions that go in to their HFC-134a calculations.