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Consumers and Investors Urge Kroger to Act on HFCs

Over 63% of Kroger’s direct climate-damaging emissions are HFCs, highly potent greenhouse gases used in its refrigeration. HFCs have enormous global warming power and are accelerating the climate crisis.  Despite the significant contribution of HFCs on Kroger’s climate impacts, the company has not set a target to end its use of these potent refrigerants. That’s […]

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Modernized Safety Standard: A Crucial Milestone for Clean Cooling

Continued use of refrigerants containing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), super greenhouse gases thousands of times more potent than CO2, is fueling the climate crisis. With the global stock of household air conditioners expected to triple by 2050, it is critical for this sector to be HFC-free and energy efficient. A crucial milestone was reached this week for […]

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EPA Must Stop a New Black Market in Super Greenhouse Gases

By Cynthia Giles and Alexander von Bismarck Against the backdrop of the booming and prosperous drug trade of the 1990s, a lesser known but also lethal black market was emerging from an unfamiliar source – gases that caused the hole in the ozone layer. At the same time ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were being phased out […]

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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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Major Climate Win: Lessons for the Montreal Protocol

Two new papers published in Nature suggest that the CFC-11 emissions are back on a downward trajectory potentially avoiding substantial delays in the recovery of the ozone layer. The papers show an accelerated decline in global atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 from 2018 to 2019, and attribute 60% of the decline to China. This is a […]

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EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action

EIA Calls Upon the Biden Administration to Take Bold Action to Prioritize Environmental and Social Justice The Biden-Harris administration takes the helm at a time when the world faces multiple interrelated ecological and social justice crises. Bold, transformative approaches are urgently needed to change systems too long operating at the expense of environmental, social and […]