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Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Federal Court Tosses Obama-Era Ruling on Hydrofluorocarbons Used in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

A federal court handed climate change advocates a narrow loss on Tuesday when it tossed an Obama-era ruling to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning.

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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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Major Companies Phase Out HFCs as Montreal Protocol Meeting Kicks Off

Man-made greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — and how to phase down their use in commercial refrigeration and other equipment — will be the topic of the Montreal Protocol meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this week. The EPA says HFCs can be up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. … Read more »

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HFC Refrigerants Phase-Down Is Coming. Is Your Company Prepared?

Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t the only greenhouse gases that corporations need to address when considering how to close the emissions gap and keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are greenhouse gases that the EPA says can be up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and … 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 »

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Companies Showing the Way to Climate Regulators

Can big business succeed in saving the climate, where government has failed? That’s the question tackled by Jerry Patchell and Roger Hayter in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. They argue that the Montreal Protocol was successful in slashing emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) because it gave companies a “clear … Read more »

Hannaford

Hannaford Opens First CO2-Only Refrigeration Grocery Store

Delhaize America this week is opening a grocery store that will use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant rather than hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) — the first such supermarket in the US, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency. The Hannaford grocery store in Turner, Maine, will use a CO2 transcritical system that reduces … Read more »

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Honeywell, DuPont Urged to Destroy HFCs

Honeywell and DuPont should destroy all of their hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a chemical used in refrigerants and a potent greenhouse gas, according to an environmental group. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a nonprofit based in Washington DC and London, today released a report that says China and India are expected to … Read more »

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DuPont Launches Refrigerant Buyback Program

DuPont Refrigerants and EOS Climate have partnered to encourage the return of recovered chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants by paying contractors and equipment owners for the ozone-depleting substances, which will then be safely destroyed. The Montreal Protocol has phased out CFCs — which EOS Climate says are up to 11,000 times more … Read more »