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A Week of Climate Action on HFCs and Cooling

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst HFCs used in cooling were a hot topic at the Global Climate Action Summit last week in San Francisco. With momentum building for subnational actors like cities, states, and businesses to drive action forward on climate, we have the opportunity to tackle the issue of how we keep […]

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EIA Applauds Passage of California Cooling Act

California’s legislature voted today to pass The California Cooling Act (SB 1013), which will make a significant contribution to reducing super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The bill is expected to reduce HFC emissions by up to 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030. “With the passage of the Cooling Act, California has established […]

Rolando Navarro
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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Climate-Friendly Fridges

Rulemaking incorporates revised standard allowing a U.S. transition to energy efficient low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants. WASHINGTON DC – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking that will allow the US market to transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent super greenhouse gases, in new household refrigerators and freezers. “Almost all of the refrigerators […]

The official picture of the commitment made by 12 Chinese companies
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EIA Statement: China Takes Action on Illegal CFC-11 Production and Use Following EIA Report

China has identified illegal production and use of CFC-11 as part of ongoing investigations following the July publication of an EIA report Blowing It that revealed Chinese companies using CFC-11 – a banned ozone-destroying chemical – in blowing agents used for producing foam insulation. As enforcement actions continue, last week the China Plastics Processing Industry […]

The official picture of the commitment made by 12 Chinese companies
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Update on CFC-11 Discussions at Montreal Protocol Meeting

Update on Discussions of CFC-11 and Montreal Protocol Meetings EIA attended the Open-Ended Working Group to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (OEWG 40) in Vienna last week and launched the report BLOWING IT: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China’s Foam Blowing Industry that provided evidence to the […]

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Blowing It: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China’s Foam Blowing Industry

  Download the report Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrates conclusively that the use of CFC-11 in China’s rigid polyurethane (PU) foam insulation sector, in particular in the building and construction subsector, is widespread and pervasive. CFC-11 is used as a foam blowing agent for the manufacture of molded foam panels and […]