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Chemical Companies Investing Millions as Countries Agree to Phase Out HFC Gases

Chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours are scaling up efforts to make low global warming coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global deal to phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbon gases.

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EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

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VW Using CO2 in Air Conditioning Systems

Volkswagen has ordered air conditioning systems that use CO2 as a coolant for its VW Phaeton and the Audi A8, the Frankfurter Rundschau reports. In March 2013, VW, Daimler, Audi, BMW and Porsche originally announced plans to develop CO2 technology as a more climate-friendly refrigerant for air conditioning systems. VW … Read more »

EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

The EPA has approved new refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act, the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program evaluates substitute chemicals and technologies that are safe … Read more »

Companies to Phase Down Potent Greenhouse Gases

Coca-Cola, Target, DuPont, Honeywell and other major companies along with the White House have announced a series of commitments to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The companies say they will begin a rapid phase down of R-134a and similar chemicals. The … Read more »

HFC-Free Technology Digest Launched

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has published a report focused on HFC-free climate-friendly technologies, Putting the Freeze on HFCs: A global digest of available climate-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technologies. Hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs — which have global warming potentials (GWPs) ranging from hundreds to thousands of times higher than CO2 — … Read more »

Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Approval Proposed

The EPA is proposing to increase the options for refrigerants in the US that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan, which calls on the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to identify … Read more »

Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply in the US

Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply in the US

The Steam and Air-Conditioning Supply industry has grown over the past five years, despite the recession. Industry revenue has risen at an average of 1.8% annually to $1.9 billion over the five years to 2012, according to IBIS World industry analyst Deonta Smith. Read more at Energy Manager Today.