Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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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. […]

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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, […]

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AS THOUSANDS PETITION KROGER TO TAKE ACTION ON “SUPER POLLUTANT” REFRIGERANTS, 35% OF VOTING SHAREHOLDERS VOICE AGREEMENT

In Less Than 2 Weeks, 12,000+ Customers Sign Letter to Kroger CEO on Eliminating the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons that Fuel the Climate Crisis; Consumer Pressure Will Continue Until Kroger Successfully Addresses HFCs. WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 24, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing growing pressure from customers over […]

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Kroger’s Failure to Address “Super Pollutant” Gases Triggers Pressure from Consumers, Shareholder Resolution

HFCs Account for 63% of Kroger’s Direct Climate Emissions; Grocery Chain Commits to Alternatives in Only 7 New Locations, But No Plans for Nearly 2,800 Existing Stores.  WASHINGTON DC – JUNE 9, 2022 – Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, is facing new pressure from a coalition of stakeholders after delaying and […]

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U.S. Signals It Means Business in Preventing HFC Black Market

Initial Enforcement Actions Announced by Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade Washington DC—Today the U.S. EPA announced a series of initial enforcement actions taken in the first several months of implementing the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. An Interagency Task Force on Illegal HFC Trade was established in […]

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On Thin Ice

ON THIN ICE: EXPOSING A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR NHL DEAL TO PROMOTE SUPER-POLLUTANTS AS “SUSTAINABLE” Washington DC – Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released On Thin Ice: How the NHL is Cheating the Climate. The report uncovers an agreement by the National Hockey League (NHL) to accept around two million dollars from a chemical producer, […]