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Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030

Racing the Clock: California to Cut HFC Emissions in Half by 2030 California has been planning to enact regulations to drastically decrease emissions of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from the cooling sector. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) convened a working group this week to discuss details of the proposed regulations, which aim to reduce HFCs […]

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Time for the Montreal Protocol to Step Up Its Fight Against Ozone Damage and Global Warming

As the 41st Open-Ended Working Group of the Montreal Protocol opened yesterday (2 July) in Bangkok, EIA released the new briefing High Stakes with recommendations for tougher and more effective commitments under the Montreal Protocol. After more than three decades as the world’s most successful international environmental agreement, the Montreal Protocol is now being put […]

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High Stakes: Implementing and strengthening climate and ozone commitments under the Montreal Protocol

After more than three decades of undeniable success, earning it the title of the world’s most successful multilateral environmental agreement, the Montreal Protocol is now being tested. Following revelations of unexplained CFC-11 emissions in 2018, legitimate questions have been raised as to whether the Montreal Protocol’s institutions and controls are fit for purpose, not only […]

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California Green Lights Incentive Program to Reduce HFCs

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week California’s legislature approved a 2019-2020 budget providing $1 million to create an incentive program for reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Established by the California Cooling Act (SB1013) passed last year, the program will incentivize adoption of climate-friendly refrigerant technologies, with a mandate to also consider other […]

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New Atmospheric Study Pinpoints Large-scale CFC-11 Emissions in Eastern China

EIA_PRESS_STATEMENT_CFC_11_East_China_Study WASHINGTON DC – A new study published this week scientifically confirms the origins of large-scale emissions of the banned super-pollutant CFC-11 in eastern China, primarily in the northeastern provinces of Hebei and Shandong, and finds that 40-60% or more of the global emissions increase since 2012 can be attributed to this region. The findings […]

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Supermarkets Leading the Way in Eliminating Super-Pollutant HFCs

ALDI U.S. Intends to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.— This Earth Day, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is unveiling a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this initiative, ALDI U.S. announced its intent to add […]