Tag: end-user-transitions

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“Cool It” Campaign: Groups Take Aim At Walmart’s Massive Refrigerant Leakage Problem

New Effort to Urge Retail Giant to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Thousands of Times More Potent than Carbon Dioxide Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, has announced a new campaign to call on Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, to reduce its hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions. The Cool It campaign urges Walmart to […]

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 […]

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EIA Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Tackle Super Pollutants, HFCs

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill which would direct federal agencies to work together on a plan to reduce emissions of super greenhouse gases. In response, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released the following statement applauding this effort: “The United States could lead the […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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Historic Agreement Reached on Global Deal to Cut HFCs, Super Pollutant Greenhouse Gases

Kigali, Rwanda – Parties to the Montreal Protocol are expected to adopt an historic global agreement mandating controls on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption and production after eight years of protracted negotiations. The agreement, expected to be approved within hours, will avoid more than 70 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent HFC emissions. The Kigali amendment will cap and […]