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HFCs clampdown could backfire, company warns

Thursday 9 Apr 09 9:30am

Clamping down on the so-called “bad boys” of human-induced climate change - hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) - in the emissions trading scheme could backfire and actually lead to increased emissions, warns an air conditioning company.

Temperzone, which employs 350 staff at its production plant in Mangere, has told the ETS review committee that the current scheme puts the company’s business at risk, and that less “green” imported products could fill the gap it leaves if it is forced to relocate its manufacturing facility offshore.

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