JOURNAL: Climate change and industrial F-gases: A critical and systematic review of developments, sociotechnical systems and policy options for reducing synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

Summary

Authors:

Benjamin K. Sovacool
Steve Griffiths
Jinsoo Kim
Morgan Bazilian

University of Sussex
Aarhus University
Khalifa University of Science and Technology
Hanyang University
Colorado School of Mines

Climate change and industrial F-gases: A critical and systematic review of developments, sociotechnical systems and policy options for reducing synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

May 2021

  • Humanity depends on F-gases for many industrial and commercial applications.
  • F-gases are “super pollutants” given their severe and powerful impact on the climate.
  • Uncontrolled growth in F-gas emissions could offset the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Accord.
  • New innovations and processes can greatly reduce F-gas manufacturing and use.
  • There are several policies and regulations that can be employed to further abate F-gas emissions.