Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Research article
05 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 05 Oct 2020

Electricity savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions from global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons

Pallav Purohit, Lena Höglund-Isaksson, John Dulac, Nihar Shah, Max Wei, Peter Rafaj, and Wolfgang Schöpp


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jul 2020) by Frank Dentener
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Aug 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Aug 2020) by Frank Dentener
AR by Pallav Purohit on behalf of the Authors (21 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
This study shows that if energy efficiency improvements in cooling technologies are addressed simultaneously with a phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), not only will global warming be mitigated through the elimination of HFCs but also by saving about a fifth of future global electricity consumption. This means preventing between 411 and 631 Pg CO2 equivalent of greenhouse gases between today and 2100, thereby offering a significant contribution towards staying well below 2 °C warming.
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