Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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India Acts on HFC-23 Super Pollutant as Montreal Protocol Negotiations Enter Critical Phase

India Acts on HFC-23 Super Pollutant as Montreal Protocol Negotiations Enter Critical Phase KIGALI—India has announced its chemical industry, with immediate effect, must collect and destroy emissions of its most potent greenhouse gas, HFC-23. The announcement comes at a critical time as the world’s governments seek to finalize a global agreement under the Montreal Protocol […]

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EPA Finalizes Rules on HFCs Ahead of Pivotal Montreal Protocol Meetings, EIA Comments

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized two rulemakings curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning and foams, among other uses. “EIA welcomes this next step in a series of domestic actions to prepare the U.S. market for, and build a solid foundation toward, implementing […]

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New Report on Fast Food Industry in India Calls on Multinationals to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new report released today by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) studies few of the fastest growing multinational fast food chains in India, which are some of the country’s largest contributors to hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) emissions. The report, Transitioning HFCs in India, The Opportunity for Climate Friendly Cooling in the Fast Food Industry, looks […]

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Montreal Protocol on track to reach 2016 HFC Amendment

VIENNA – Parties to the Montreal Protocol made significant progress on agreeing to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a series of back-to-back meetings in Vienna this week, raising expectations that a global agreement to address the super greenhouse gases can be adopted this year. Early in the meetings, the Parties agreed to language on finance, […]

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California Unveils Vital Plan for HFCs

Proposed strategy includes ban on sale of highest-GWP HFC refrigerants in 2020, would help meet state’s 2030 climate goalsSACRAMENTO—California’s Air Resources Board (ARB) released a proposed strategy this week aimed at curbing emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). ARB estimates that the proposed measures on HFCs will mitigate 260 MMTCO2e by 2030, equivalent […]

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Governments Make Progress on Dubai Pathway towards HFC Amendment in 2016

GENEVA—Parties to the Montreal Protocol made concrete progress on HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) in an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG 37) meeting this week in Geneva, but the pace of negotiations remains frustratingly slow. Parties agreed to schedule additional intersessional work to move the negotiations forward before the next OEWG in July, raising hopes that an ambitious global […]