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‘Missing’ greenhouse gas poses problem for government’s information technology thrust

Tuesday 15 Jul 08 9:00am

Nitrogen trifluoride is a little-recognised greenhouse gas with a punch many times that of carbon dioxide. It is sometimes rated as 17,000 times greater, and it is an emissions contaminant deliberately - if unknowingly - being fostered by the government.

The reason is that NF3 is a component in flat-screen computer monitors, and in terms of desktops and laptops, the state is by far the largest user.

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