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Walking the Walk: EIA’s Quest for an HFC-free Refrigerator

Putting our money where our mouth is and procuring a climate friendly fridge by Jill Kuklinksi, EIA Operations Associate Update June 24, 2020: If you’re in the market for an HFC-free fridge make sure to check out our Buyers Guide, a continuously updated list of available HFC-free models. When a refrigerator breaks in a typical […]

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International award recognizes EIA’s ‘unique’ climate investigations and work

EIA was delighted to be among 60 recipients recognized in the Ozone Awards 2017 by Parties to the Montreal Protocol for extraordinary commitment and outstanding contributions to fighting climate change. The awards ceremony in Canada last month was organized by the Ozone Secretariat in collaboration with the Government of Canada to commemorate the 30th anniversary […]

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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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A 21st Century Standard for American Fridges

By Christina Starr, EIA Climate Policy Analyst With the adoption of a new safety standard today by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), U.S. consumers are one step closer to being able to purchase household refrigerators free of climate damaging hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. The HFC-free refrigerators will make less noise, be substantially more energy efficient, and avoid millions […]

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Ratifying the Kigali HFC Amendment: A No-brainer for the U.S.

The media is abuzz with speculation about whether the Montreal Protocol’s Kigali HFC Amendment agreed to earlier this month will be sent to the U.S. Senate for formal ratification, or like the Paris Agreement, will be considered within the scope of authority of the Executive Branch to ratify and implement. It’s still too soon to […]

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EIA reflects on 10 years of HFC campaigning following Kigali Amendment

Ten years ago, the Environmental Investigation Agency issued its first report on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – a class of manmade gases that are hundreds to thousands of times more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide. Turning Up the Heat was groundbreaking in its findings and recommendations. “While good progress has been made to address both […]