Briefs: UK supermarkets get poor HFC marks

The Environmental Investigation Agency recently published a survey revealing that UK supermarkets failed to meet their 2007 promises to replace HFCs in their retail refrigeration systems, as only 14 out of over 6000 supermarkets had switched to alternative refrigerants. It is claimed that UK supermarket refrigeration is responsible for 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions every year. However, the British Refrigeration Association hit back at the report, which failed "to recognize and therefore acknowledge, the huge achievements in energy efficiency…" made both by supermarkets and their refrigeration equipment suppliers.