India tells Obama, China to get lost on refrigerant phase-out

The Economic Times reports:

In a breather for domestic manufacturers of cooling appliances, New Delhi has succeeded in conveying to the G-20 that it will not compromise its interests on the issue of phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are used in refrigeration.

The recently concluded G-20 Summit in St Petersburg has attempted to balance India’s concerns with the demands of the US and the European Union that HFCs should be discussed under the Montreal Protocol, the international agreement aimed at protecting the earth’s ozone layer…

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