Articles | Volume 20, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11305–11327, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11305-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11305–11327, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11305-2020

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 et al.

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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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