Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore

Hydrofluorocarbon emissions up as use of refrigeration, air-con equipment grows, report finds

Climate change and urbanisation are nudging up temperatures in Singapore - and increasing the need for cooling here.

However, a new report has found that the growing use of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment here has contributed to more emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 09, 2021, with the headline 'Problem of cooling in a hotter Singapore'. Subscribe