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M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

M&S Not Acting Fast Enough to Phase Out HFCs, Report Says

Marks & Spencer isn’t acting fast enough to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a major source of GHG emissions — from its refrigerators and install fitted doors on them, according to a report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based group, in its annual Chilling Facts report, labels other UK … Read more »

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World’s Largest Appliance Manufacturer to Use Honeywell’s Insulating Material

Haier, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell’s new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s insulating properties. … Read more »

Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Material Insulates Net-Zero Energy Home

Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent — an ultra low-global-warming-potential foam blowing agent — has been used to help insulate a net-zero energy home project at Purdue University, the company says. The blowing agent, which causes closed-cell spray foam insulation to expand and provides the majority of the foam’s insulating properties, … Read more »

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Whirlpool Partners with Honeywell on Low-Global-Warming Insulation

Whirlpool is using Honeywell’s low-global-warming potential (GWP) foam blowing agent in insulation in its US-made refrigerators and freezers. The GWP of Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is 99 percent lower than 245fa, the most common foam blowing agent widely used within the US industry. Honeywell’s foam blowing agent has a GWP … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: DOE ‘Mishandled Waste,’ Energy Trust on Ice

The Department of Energy mishandled dangerous waste, placing it in a landfill before treating it – rather than after, as required –  and operating several waste storage units without proper permit authorization, according to a settlement with the EPA. An agency statement referred to a dangerous mix of hazardous and … Read more »