Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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China and U.S. Building Momentum to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Mark W. Roberts, EIA Senior Counsel and International Policy Advisor, and Carolyn Zhong, EIA Trade and Policy Specialist In September, China and the United States announced they had formulated a “common vision” to secure an ambitious global climate agreement at the highly anticipated United Nations’ climate meeting in Paris later this year; and that […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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China Signals Intention to Transition To Truly Low-GWP Alternatives

By Christina Starr, Policy Analyst China’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office under the Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO), recently published the ‘First Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for HCFCs.’ The catalogue lists natural low-GWP alternatives as the only substitutes it will support and accept in all but four types of equipment for the more than a dozen […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Increased Momentum Towards an HFC Phase Down

China and Brazil announcements this week help set the stage for progress at Montreal Protocol By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA International Climate Policy Analyst and Lisa Handy, EIA Senior Policy Advisor This week saw significant international progress in the fight against climate change. China and Brazil, two of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world, […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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EPA Drives U.S. Innovation, Some Companies Defend Climate Negligence

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy and Research Associate U.S. industry has arrived at a pivotal point, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a significant opportunity to guide industry towards a profitable, energy efficient, and climate-friendly future. As the EPA works to finalize a proposed rulemaking prohibiting the use of high global warming potential […]

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The Montreal Protocol Special Meetings in Bangkok: Q&A with EIA

By Maggie Dewane, EIA Communications and Press Officer The Montreal Protocol’s Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) meetings, with a special focus on hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), take place in Bangkok next week. EIA’s team will be at these meetings and I sat down with our in-house international climate policy expert, Avipsa Mahapatra, to help us understand why […]