Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

EIA supports strong action on HFCs in New York

Our Comments on the Proposed Regulation

There are widespread, successful uses of alternative refrigerants that protect the climate, and ozone, and offer enhanced energy efficiency, but to scale up these alternatives and cut emissions at the pace needed to fight the climate crisis, we need strong policies.

F-Gases at the Fenceline

Exposing The Fluorochemical Production Sector’s Undisclosed Emissions

EIA investigators detected emissions of substances that pose serious concerns for human health and the environment at the fencelines of major fluorochemical production facilities in the United States.

Crime and Crime Again

The long-standing illegal trade in substances controlled under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

EIA has been investigating and documenting the illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) since the mid-1990s, providing unprecedented insights into the dynamics of this multi-million dollar environmental crime, including the shifting smuggling routes and methods used to evade detection. This briefing describes the long history of illegal ODS trade and, more, recently hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It […]

Climate Polluter Alert for Community Ice Rinks

Comparing Natural vs. Synthetic Coolants in Canada

Has your community ice rink been told synthetic coolants like Opteon are “environmentally friendly?” Community ice rinks throughout North America are the targets of climate misinformation and greenwashing by companies seeking to profit by encouraging a switch to synthetic coolants which dramatically warm the planet and contain “forever chemicals.” Synthetic coolants, known as HFCs or […]