Australian Carbon Tax

Australia Announces Carbon Tax on HFC’s

How will the Australian Carbon Tax effect Refrigerant pricing?

The new Carbon Tax is due to commence on the 1st of July 2012.  The price per tonne of synthetic greenhouse gas will be based on the carbon price and the global warming potential for each gas relative to carbon dioxide.

Refrigerant R22 R134a R404a R407c R410a OZ-290
Type HCFC HFC HFC HFC HFC HC
ODP 0.04 0 0 0 0 0
GWP 1700 1300 3850 1370 1890 3
Atmospheric Lifetime (yrs) 12 14 40.36 15.657 16.95 <1

 

For more information on how much the cost of refrigerants will increase due to the Australian Carbon Tax, please see and read the below government articles and websites:

Australian Government – Clean Energy Future http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/synthetic-greenhouse-gases/

Australian Government – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities  http://www.environment.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/sgg/

***HOW TO CALCULATE THE CARBON TAX –http://www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/carbon-price/publications/pubs/fs-calculating-carbon-price.pdf

***GOVERNMENT CALCULATION FORMS http://www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/carbon-price/index.html

THE EQUIVALENT CARBON PRICE ON SYNTHETIC GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE
REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (RAC) INDUSTRY http://www.environment.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/sgg/equivalentcarbonprice/publications/pubs/fs10-ecp-rac.pdf

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