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美國先進冷卻科技 將有助於減緩全球暖化

2007年11月30日
摘譯自2007年11月27日ENS美國,華府報導;蔡秦怡編譯;蔡麗伶審校

新的GreenChill標誌將出現在先進的冷藏設備中。圖片來源:U.S. EPA眼尖的食品消費者在不久的將來,將可看見印有GreenChill標誌的冷藏設備,出現在某些他們喜愛的超市裡。包含幾個大型連鎖超市在內的10間公司,為了提升環保的冷卻科技、策略與實踐,於27日加入美國環保署的這個自發性的計畫,以達到保護同溫層中的臭氧層、減少溫室氣體排放與幫助消費者省錢的目標。

超級市場、冷藏設備與化學冷卻藥劑工廠業者,於27日與聯邦機構共同發起這項新的GreenChill先進冷藏科技夥伴關係(GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership)。

臭氧層的功能為隔絕陽光中的紫外線,藉此保護地球的人類與生物,而為了因應臭氧層的逐漸耗盡,這個夥伴關係擬定應對措施,保證僅使用對臭氧層無害的物質,同時,新開幕與改裝後的超市均將使用經改良的冷卻科技。

美國環保署相信,GreenChill夥伴即將採用的先進冷卻科技,將增進能源使用的效率,每年還可為工業省下超過1200萬美元的運作支出。

GreenChill Refrigeration Partners Help Cool the Planet
WASHINGTON, DC, November 27, 2007 (ENS)

Sharp-eyed food shoppers will soon see the "GreenChill" logo on refrigeration equipment in some of their favorite supermarkets. Ten companies, including several large supermarket chains, joined today with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a voluntary program to promote green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices that protect the stratospheric ozone layer, reduce greenhouse gases, and save money.

The supermarket, refrigeration equipment and chemical refrigerant industries launched the new GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership today with the federal agency.

To counteract the depletion of stratospheric ozone, which protects Earth's residents from the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, partners guarantee to use only ozone-friendly alternatives and advanced refrigeration techologies in all new and remodeled stores.

The EPA believes that GreenChill partners' adoption of advanced refrigeration technologies will lead to increased energy efficiency and reduce operating expenses to the industry by over $12 million annually.

全文及圖片詳見:ENS