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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, Cold Hard Facts 3, published in 2018, Cold Hard Facts 2019 and Cold Hard Facts 2020) 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.
Cold Hard Facts 2021 analyses data from 2020 to identify key developments and emerging trends in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.