Tag: climate

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White House, Federal Agencies, and Private-Sector Aim to Tackle Emissions of Super Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday President Obama announced several new executive actions and private-sector commitments that aim to mitigate and reduce emissions of potent super greenhouse gases, known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rulemaking that is designed to reduce the emissions of HFCs in systems currently using these climate-damaging […]

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Montreal Protocol Advances HFC Phase Down Discussions

PARIS— After a five day preparatory meeting in Paris, Parties to the Montreal Protocol failed to finalize a formal negotiation process for discussions on hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) but agreed to hold an additional meeting prior to the Dubai Meeting of the Parties, which takes place early November. Support for tackling HFCs under the Ozone Convention has […]

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EIA Issues Response to EPA Action on High-GWP HFCs in New Delisting Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a momentous rulemaking that will prohibit high-global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from being used as alternatives under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. By avoiding an estimated 78 – 101 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2eq) in 2030, which is equal […]

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U.S. Supermarkets Fail to Fulfill Commitments to Phase Out HFCs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report exposing leading U.S. retailers such as Walmart, Publix, and Safeway as doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), some of the most potent greenhouse gases (GHGs), used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a […]

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New Report Supports HFC-free Procurement Policy Under Obama’s Climate Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report that aims to serve as a resource for U.S. officials and procurement officers to incorporate HFC-free procurement into existing policies and programs to mitigate federal emissions of HFCs, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) also known as hydrofluorocarbons. The report, “An Initial Guide […]

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OEWG Concludes in Bangkok, African Group Spurs Progress

African Group Spurs Progress towards Global Agreement on HFCsBANGKOK—Unprecedented global attention on super greenhouse gases, HFCs, resulted in agreement on a way forward under the Montreal Protocol this week. At the five day meeting in Bangkok , the African group emerged as a strong voice in support of tackling HFCs, overcoming resistance by a minority […]