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The AIM Act: Your Questions on U.S. HFC Legislation – Answered

A new year’s gift for our climate came wrapped in the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress at the end of 2020. Among the bill’s several significant climate provisions is the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, or AIM Act, that enacts a phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are potent climate pollutants commonly used as coolants […]

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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to 8, […]

Raw Intelligence: GOCA
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Montreal Protocol Countries Make Key Decisions in Rome

This article originally appeared in the November-December 2019 issue of Accelerate Magazine. At MOP 31, 171 nations grappled with improving enforcement, monitoring banned gases, financing the MLF, ensuring a sustainable cold chain, and more. In his message to the 31st Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol (MOP 31), held from November 4 to […]

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Standards Dialogue Must Continue at Montreal Protocol Meetings

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and a year since finalizing the Kigali Amendment, the landmark global agreement to phase down climate damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It is not only a moment to celebrate and take stock of achievements, but also a critical period to […]

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California Kicks Off HFC Rulemakings Ahead of Bonn Climate Talks

By Christina Starr, Climate Policy Analyst At UN climate talks in Bonn this week, U.S. states are helping fill the void left in American leadership. Through initiatives like the U.S. Climate Alliance and America’s Pledge, sub-national actors are driving the conversation about how the Unites States can remain on track to meet emission reduction targets. […]

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California’s Next Cool Climate Move

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst California is setting the bar for U.S. action on climate change in many areas and has ambitious goals for reducing emissions of a number of climate pollutants, demonstrating how states can lead at a time when climate leadership by the Federal government is floundering. Unfortunately, a little known […]