Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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EPA Lists New SNAP Substitutes, EIA Hopes for Lower GWP

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a determination of acceptability that expands the list of acceptable substitutes under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This action compares flammability, toxicity, and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of refrigerants to others in use for particular sectors and lists them as “acceptable” substitutes for […]

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EIA Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Tackle Super Pollutants, HFCs

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a bipartisan bill which would direct federal agencies to work together on a plan to reduce emissions of super greenhouse gases. In response, the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released the following statement applauding this effort: “The United States could lead the […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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California Approves Strategy to Reduce Super Pollutants

New HFC Rulemakings to Consider Crucial Bans and Incentives RIVERSIDE, CA – Late yesterday, following much anticipation during a multi-year stakeholder consultation process, California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) approved a strategic blueprint to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). This includes, among others, some of the most potent greenhouse gases in the world, hydrofluorocarbons […]

<p>Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”</p>
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Historic Agreement Reached on Global Deal to Cut HFCs, Super Pollutant Greenhouse Gases

Kigali, Rwanda – Parties to the Montreal Protocol are expected to adopt an historic global agreement mandating controls on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption and production after eight years of protracted negotiations. The agreement, expected to be approved within hours, will avoid more than 70 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent HFC emissions. The Kigali amendment will cap and […]