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Unkept Promises: Chemours Newest Targets Miss the Mark

Following EIA’s call to cease irresponsible operations and subsequent mounting press pressure, the American chemical giant, the Chemours company released a new statement on their climate goals yesterday. Given the fact that Chemours has failed to honor its past announcements, we sincerely hope this time the company will actually address the massively high emissions from […]

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EIA Petition to EPA Under AIM Act

EIA is petitioning EPA to use its authority under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM Act), a new climate law passed in December 2020. The AIM Act authorizes EPA to phase down HFCs through three mechanisms of an allowance system, technology transitions, and regulations to minimize release through refrigerant management. Our petition calls for the […]

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EIA Petitions EPA to Restore US Climate Ambition on HFCs

Washington D.C. — Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) joined by several other organizations petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict the use of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in key cooling sectors, under new authority from the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. HFCs are man-made climate pollutants thousands of times more potent than […]

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Pathway to Net-Zero: Cooling Product List

The climate impact of cooling equipment, including fridges and air-conditioners, is two-fold: they use huge amounts of electricity and often rely on super-polluting refrigerant gases such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In 2020, as part of the work of the COP26 High Level Champions, a Climate Action Pathway for Net-Zero Cooling was launched. This product list has […]

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EIA Calls on Chemours to Immediately End Activities Causing HFC-23 Emissions

A press release today from the American chemical giant, the Chemours Company, reveals the company’s unfulfilled promises and blatant disregard for the global climate. The statement announces a project to reduce emissions of one of the most potent climate pollutants known to mankind, HFC-23, by the end of 2022. This “new” announcement comes more than […]