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The Risk of Ozone-Depletion Persists – Comments to EPA

EIA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the draft risk assessments of methylene chloride, carbon tetrachloride, and other priority chemicals undergoing risk evaluations under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Mounting scientific evidence points to rising emissions of short lived substances and their potential impact on delayed recovery of the […]

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EIA Briefing on the IEC Standards Proposal for Air Conditioning

With global stock of household air conditioners (ACs) expected to triple by 2050, continued use of HFCs in ACs is fueling the climate crisis. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is considering an updated safety standard IEC 60335-2-40, which covers household ACs, heat pumps and dehumidifiers. The proposed updated safety requirements will enable safe, energy efficient […]

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100,000+ Consumers Say Walmart Should Not Put Off Curbing Climate-Harming Refrigerants for 20 Years

New Announcement Waiting Until 2040 to Phase Out HFCs Leaves Walmart Way Behind Competitors – Including Aldi, Target, and Whole Foods – Who Already Have Taken Action Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2020) – Green America and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), along with other partners, are urging Walmart to move faster on climate-harming refrigerant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). […]

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Unlocking Kigali Amendment Climate Benefits

Unlocking Kigali Amendment Climate Benefits: EIA Calls for Support of Updated Safety Standards Proposal Washington DC and London—A new safety standard proposed by an International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) working group is vital to maximizing emission reductions from a global phase-down of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali Amendment. If approved by a […]

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Can I be HFC-free? A Quest for Climate-friendly Cooling

  Blog post by EIA Climate Research Assistant, Kathrene GarciaWhen I talk about the work we do at EIA, I often mention how the climate-damaging chemicals our climate team fights to eliminate are in most household refrigerators. This typically leads to me scouring the inside wall of a friend’s fridge to find the label that […]

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Finding the Promise in Compromise: EIA Proposal to Jumpstart California HFC Reclaim

Last week EIA participated in California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) 6th workshop on proposed regulations to reduce emissions of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling. The state’s rigorous process for proposing new regulations on HFC refrigerants has been ongoing for several years now and is in the final stretch. Opportunities for stakeholder engagement have […]