Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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MONTREAL PROTOCOL MUST ADAPT FAST TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL OZONE-KILLER CFCs

Download the report WASHINGTON, D.C: With the 30th Meeting of the Parties (MoP30) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer opening in Quito, Ecuador, on Monday, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is releasing a new update on China’s CFC-11 production crisis. Tip of the Iceberg: Implications of Illegal CFC Production and […]

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EPA Proposes Rescinding Controls on Leaks of Superpollutant HFCs

Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will issue a proposed rule rescinding requirements to control leaks and venting of superpollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) from refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. “The proposed roll back of pivotal controls, intended to reduce superpollutant leaks from some of the highest leaking systems operating today, flies directly in the […]

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EIA Applauds Passage of California Cooling Act

California’s legislature voted today to pass The California Cooling Act (SB 1013), which will make a significant contribution to reducing super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The bill is expected to reduce HFC emissions by up to 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030. “With the passage of the Cooling Act, California has established […]

Rolando Navarro
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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Climate-Friendly Fridges

Rulemaking incorporates revised standard allowing a U.S. transition to energy efficient low-GWP hydrocarbon refrigerants. WASHINGTON DC – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking that will allow the US market to transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent super greenhouse gases, in new household refrigerators and freezers. “Almost all of the refrigerators […]

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California Senator Introduces California Cooling Act

EIA and NASRC Applaud Proposal, Highlight Positive Outcomes of Incentive Program SACRAMENTO, CA – Today state Senator Ricardo Lara introduced the California Cooling Act, a landmark proposal to reduce climate impacts of the cooling sector, which could lead to avoidance of 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030. EIA and NASRC applaud […]

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New EPA Rule Allows Climate Friendly Refrigerators Following EIA Petition

Washington D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a rule that will allow climate-friendly refrigerants in household refrigerators and freezers. Replacing the super greenhouse gas commonly used as refrigerant (HFC-134a) in this sector, could avoid emissions of up to 3.7 million metric tons of direct CO2 equivalent annually. “The U.S. market has lagged […]