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Join Us in Thanking HFC-free Supermarkets and Calling for Climate Action

Despite the ongoing climate crisis, supermarkets across the United States continue to use and leak super pollutants that threaten our climate. These pollutants are gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration – and the average supermarket leaks a quarter of them each year, equivalent to emissions of more than 300 cars! We’re teaming up with […]

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China Proposes Stronger Steps to Protect our Climate and Ozone

Washington D.C. – Today, China proposed a new national plan to tackle hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used primarily in cooling. The plan amends its existing regulations dealing with Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) to cover HFCs and also to strengthen monitoring and enforcement of existing measures. The plan proposes adding HFCs to existing regulations consistent […]

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China Olympics Sets New Record for Climate-friendly Cooling

New world records will surely be set when Beijing hosts the next Winter Olympics in 2022, but these games are already making history for a different reason. It will be the first time that carbon dioxide (CO2) is used as a climate-friendly refrigerant to create the cooling in several ice rink venues for the Olympic […]

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Find a Climate-Friendly Supermarket Near You: A Global Tool

Find a Climate-Friendly Supermarket Near You: A Global Tool This Earth Day, as we grapple with a global pandemic, marks a watershed moment that underscores the need for action commensurate with what science tells us is required to mitigate the global climate crisis. While climate advocates may not be able to take to the streets […]

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EIA Comments on ASHRAE-15 Standards Proposal

Developing modernized safety standards and building codes is vital to enabling widespread use of climate-friendly refrigerants. It is also therefore key to successful implementation of a global of HFC phase-down under the Kigali Amendment. EIA submitted comments on a proposed revision to a major U.S. safety standard, ASHRAE-15, calling for important revisions to further enable […]

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Update on North American Safety Standards for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

Update on North American Safety Standards for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants: Comment Opportunity by April 5th This month a new standards proposal under ASHRAE-15, represents some progress for uptake of climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants to replace super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The proposal allows hydrocarbons to be used in corridors and lobbies of commercial buildings like hotels. It allows […]