Tag: hydrofluorocarbons-hfcs

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U.S. Supermarkets Fail to Fulfill Commitments to Phase Out HFCs

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report exposing leading U.S. retailers such as Walmart, Publix, and Safeway as doing little to meet public commitments to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), some of the most potent greenhouse gases (GHGs), used most commonly in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Beyond the Dirty Dozen, a […]

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New Report Supports HFC-free Procurement Policy Under Obama’s Climate Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released a new report that aims to serve as a resource for U.S. officials and procurement officers to incorporate HFC-free procurement into existing policies and programs to mitigate federal emissions of HFCs, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) also known as hydrofluorocarbons. The report, “An Initial Guide […]

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OEWG Concludes in Bangkok, African Group Spurs Progress

African Group Spurs Progress towards Global Agreement on HFCsBANGKOK—Unprecedented global attention on super greenhouse gases, HFCs, resulted in agreement on a way forward under the Montreal Protocol this week. At the five day meeting in Bangkok , the African group emerged as a strong voice in support of tackling HFCs, overcoming resistance by a minority […]

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India Willing to Negotiate HFCs Under Montreal Protocol

INDIA AGREES TO ADDRESS HFCS UNDER MONTREAL PROTOCOL, SUBMITS AMENDMENT PROPOSALBANGKOK—India has submitted an advance copy of an amendment proposal to the Montreal Protocol proposing a phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) ahead of next week’s Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) special meeting in Bangkok. “India’s proposal comes as countries are about to participate in a […]

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Countries Closer to Global Agreement on Super Greenhouse Gases, EIA Comments

PARIS, FRANCE — The international community has moved one step closer to a deal on eliminating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a series of super potent greenhouse gases, at the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Paris this week. “A broad group of countries including China, India, South Africa, and Brazil voiced support for starting to […]

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U.S. Companies Announce Phase Down of Potent Greenhouse Gases at White House

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) attended a roundtable discussion at the White House today, at which a series of voluntary commitments came from some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers, such as Coca-Cola, Target, and Red Bull, to begin a rapid phase down of R-134a and similar chemicals known as HFCs that […]