Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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Dangerous Climate Pollutant Leaks Uncovered in NYC Supermarket Chain

New York City, NY – A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in partnership with the climate group 350NYC.org uncovers what appear to be significant emissions of super-pollutant greenhouse gases from the local NYC supermarket chain Gristedes. Invisible leaks of refrigerants from supermarket cooling systems are a major source of climate pollution. According […]

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U.S. Proposes to Slash Super-Greenhouse Gases in New Refrigerators and Air Conditioners

Washington DC— Responding to a petition from EIA and others, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposed rulemaking to ban the use of many super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in new air conditioners, refrigeration as well as foams and aerosols. The estimated additional emission reductions of the rule are up to 903 million […]

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New Report: Curbing 90 Billion Tons of Super-Pollutant Emissions

Washington, DC — Minimizing refrigerant leaks and maximizing end-of-life recovery and reclamation can avoid fluorocarbon emissions equivalent to 90 billion metric tons of CO2 this century and help avoid climate catastrophe, according to a new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD), and Natural Resources Defense […]

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CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW CLIMATE LAW SB 1206

SB 1206 to Eliminate Most Super–Pollutant HFCs by 2035, Backed by $45 million in State Budget Sacramento CA— EIA applauds California’s legislature, led by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkely), for finalizing ambitious new legislation (SB 1206) that goes further than any law before toward eliminating super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are greenhouse gases with potent climate impacts […]

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U.S. Senate Votes to Ratify Kigali Amendment

U.S. Joins 137 other Nations in the Global Agreement to Phase‑down HFCs

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to phase down powerful climate-polluting hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs are synthetic chemicals used primarily in cooling, thousands of times more potent than CO2. “This is a historic bipartisan victory. It’s been long overdue for the […]

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EIA SCORECARD: U.S. Supermarkets Still Clinging to Climate Super Pollutants

WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released its second Climate-Friendly Supermarket Scorecard assessing the largest U.S. supermarket chains on actions to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in cooling with climate impacts thousands of times higher than CO2. Overall, despite the widespread availability of climate-friendly technology, of the sixteen companies evaluated, […]