Tag: climate

Rolando Navarro
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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Climate-Friendly Fridges

Rulemaking incorporates revised standard allowing a U.S. transition to energy efficient low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants. WASHINGTON DC – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking that will allow the US market to transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent super greenhouse gases, in new household refrigerators and freezers. “Almost all of the refrigerators […]

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IMO Takes Major Step Towards Ending Dirty Fuel Use in the Arctic

IMO Takes Major Step Towards Ending Dirty Fuel Use in the Arctic Washington, D.C – Today the International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to develop a ban, on an appropriate timescale, on the use and carriage for use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) in the Arctic. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) hails this critical step towards […]

Intelligence Brute: ACOG
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California Senator Introduces California Cooling Act

EIA and NASRC Applaud Proposal, Highlight Positive Outcomes of Incentive Program SACRAMENTO, CA – Today state Senator Ricardo Lara introduced the California Cooling Act, a landmark proposal to reduce climate impacts of the cooling sector, which could lead to avoidance of 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030. EIA and NASRC applaud […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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New EPA Rule Allows Climate Friendly Refrigerators Following EIA Petition

Washington D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule that will allow climate-friendly refrigerants in household refrigerators and freezers. Replacing the super greenhouse gas commonly used as refrigerant (HFC-134a) in this sector, could avoid emissions of up to 3.7 million metric tons of direct CO2 equivalent annually. “The U.S. market has lagged […]

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EPA Lists New SNAP Substitutes, EIA Hopes for Lower GWP

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a determination of acceptability that expands the list of acceptable substitutes under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action compares flammability, toxicity, and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of refrigerants to others in use for particular sectors and lists them as “acceptable” substitutes for […]