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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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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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Can I be HFC-free? A Quest for Climate-friendly Cooling

  Blog post by EIA Climate Research Assistant, Kathrene GarciaWhen I talk about the work we do at EIA, I often mention how the climate-damaging chemicals our climate team fights to eliminate are in most household refrigerators. This typically leads to me scouring the inside wall of a friend’s fridge to find the label that […]

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Finding the Promise in Compromise: EIA Proposal to Jumpstart California HFC Reclaim

Last week EIA participated in California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) 6th workshop on proposed regulations to reduce emissions of super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling. The state’s rigorous process for proposing new regulations on HFC refrigerants has been ongoing for several years now and is in the final stretch. Opportunities for stakeholder engagement have […]

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World Refrigeration Day 2020

June 26th marks World Refrigeration Day, a global day recognizing the refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump sector. As we await a new refrigerated vaccine, live in a warmer world, and depend on cold chains to keep our food fresh and safe to eat, the importance of this sector cannot be overstated. Cooling is essential and […]

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Join Us in Thanking HFC-free Supermarkets and Calling for Climate Action

Despite the ongoing climate crisis, supermarkets across the United States continue to use and leak super pollutants that threaten our climate. These pollutants are gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration – and the average supermarket leaks a quarter of them each year, equivalent to emissions of more than 300 cars! We’re teaming up with […]