About this document
The refrigeration and air conditioning industry is the largest user of synthetic greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances in Australia.
The Cold Hard Facts series of reports (Cold Hard Facts 1 published in 2007, Cold Hard Facts 2, published in 2013, and Cold Hard Facts 3, published in 2018) provide economic and technological assessments of the Australian industry. These assessments assist industry and policy makers with management of ozone depleting substances as they are phased out, and management of synthetic greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which are being phased down from January 2018.
Cold Hard Facts 2019 brings together data from 2017 and 2018, that was not included in Cold Hard Facts 3, and analysis to identify key developments and emerging trends.