3.3 Greenfreeze: the Greens fight back

Some campaigners were not convinced by the arguments of refrigerator manufacturers and suppliers (who also happened to own some patents for HCFCs and HFCs) that the only solution, in the short to medium term, was to use the transitional compounds. They tried to demonstrate that there were practical alternatives. A group of scientists working with Greenpeace International designed a domestic refrigerator based on the use of hydrocarbons, using a mix of propane and isobutane for the refrigerant
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6.4(c) Using energy more efficiently

This, as we have seen, involves a mixture of social and technological options, applied at the demand-side of the energy chain.

How might these three approaches to improving the future sustainability of our energy systems be combined in future? What are the various possibilities, and what are the main factors that will determine the ultimate outcomes?


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