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Modi-Obama Statement on HFCs: 3 Things You Need to Know

On Tuesday, two of the top three greenhouse gas emitters in the world, the United States and India, announced a plan to work together to phase out potent “super” greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). In a joint statement released by U.S. President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi, recognizing, “the need to use the institutions and […]

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HFCs and The Climate Summit: Hoping for Country Commitments

By Avipsa Mahapatra, EIA International Climate Policy Analyst Tomorrow, for the first time ever, over 130 heads of state will gather in New York City to deliver bold pledges to combat climate change. This is the first time a meeting on climate change has been convened explicitly by the Secretary General before the General Assembly. […]

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Heading Off to College: Be Cool the Right Way

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy & Research Associate Let’s face it, procrastination happens. Especially in college. So sometimes it’s necessary to have a refrigerator stocked full of cool beverages and snacks to keep your brain buzzing to study for that big exam or write that research paper. However, did you know that your refrigerator […]

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Coming Soon! You Too Can Own a Climate-Friendly Refrigerator in the U.S.

By Lowell Chandler, EIA Climate Policy & Research Associate At last, the North American market for climate-friendly refrigerators is catching up to the rest of the world. But what does this mean for Canadian, American, and Mexican consumers? You may have thought we already had environmentally-friendly refrigerators since the international community came together in 1987 […]

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A Look Back at Climate Promises: Why 2014 Must be the Year of Action on HFCs

By Danielle Gagne, EIA HFC and Climate Policy Analyst Last year was the year of high-level promises on reducing emissions of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs). From President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to bilateral agreements with China, statements by the G20 and demands by the Arctic Council, all of the largest producers and consumers of HFCs promised actions […]

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Corporate control of the climate stalls negotiations

The 19th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) is currently happening in Warsaw, Poland in an attempt to curb the devastating effects of our warming climate. To kick off the negotiations, Yeb Sano, the lead negotiator for the Philippines took the floor and delivered a heartfelt plea […]