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World celebrates Ozone Day while the planet waits for action on HFCs

As the world celebrates International Ozone Day to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has highlighted the urgent need to phase-down a class of greenhouse gases known as HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) under the Montreal Protocol. CSE, an Indian public interest research and advocacy organization, called for global action […]

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Supermarkets can combat climate change: Maine grocery store adopts HFC-free refrigeration system

Delhaize America, a Belgium company, is opening a state-of-the-art, climate-friendly grocery store this week in Turner, Maine. The Hannaford grocery store will be the first in the country to use a CO2 transcritical system that will use carbon dioxide (CO2) as a refrigerant rather than HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) — super greenhouse gases thousands of times worse […]

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US-China agreement on super greenhouse gases–A real breakthrough?

The landmark agreement between President Obama and President Xi on Saturday to curb super greenhouse gases, specifically hydroflurocarbons (HFCs), could be the best news we have heard in a while. It is the first time that the largest producers and consumers of these harmful chemicals have agreed to work together to phase-down HFCs under the […]

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Countries begin formal talks while HFC climate bomb ticks

The Montreal Protocol took a long-awaited, first step towards eradicating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) last week in Bangkok, with the first formal discussions since a phase down was first mooted in 2009. Until now, a few countries have been reluctant to even discuss these climate-destroying chemicals. But this week, countries agreed to form a “Discussion Group,” focusing […]

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Explosion of Super Greenhouse Gases Expected over Next Decade

Action needed to prevent HFC-23 climate bomb from China and India WASHINGTON, D.C. – China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the […]