Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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EPA Rescinds Requirements on Super-Pollutant HFCs, Reversing Basic Safeguards on Leaks

Washington DC – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a final rulemaking to rescind requirements to limit leaks of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants from large cooling systems like supermarkets and commercial air conditioning systems. 1 Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) issues the following response: “In a time of acute need for action to tackle the climate […]

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EIA Response to New Study Estimating Impact of Illegal CFC-11 on Ozone Hole Recovery

Download the Press Release Washington DC – A new paper published in Nature on Thursday December 19, 2019 looks at the potential delay to the ozone hole recovery caused by unexpected CFC-11 emissions. After scientists reported major unexplained increase in the emissions of banned CFC-11 gas in the atmosphere last year, investigators from the Environmental […]

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“Cool It” Campaign: Groups Take Aim At Walmart’s Massive Refrigerant Leakage Problem

New Effort to Urge Retail Giant to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Thousands of Times More Potent than Carbon Dioxide Green America, the nation’s leading green economy organization, has announced a new campaign to call on Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailers, to reduce its hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions. The Cool It campaign urges Walmart to […]

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California Green Lights Incentive Program to Reduce HFCs

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week California’s legislature approved a 2019-2020 budget providing $1 million to create an incentive program for reducing emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Established by the California Cooling Act (SB1013) passed last year, the program will incentivize adoption of climate-friendly refrigerant technologies, with a mandate to also consider other […]

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Supermarkets Leading the Way in Eliminating Super-Pollutant HFCs

ALDI U.S. Intends to Add 100 More HFC-Free Stores in 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.— This Earth Day, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is unveiling a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of this initiative, ALDI U.S. announced its intent to add […]