New report says that Honeywell has not reported release of some of the CFCs and HFCs to the EPA.
U.S. EPA Announces Final ‘Technology Transitions’ Rule and Proposed Refrigerant Management Rule Under AIM Act
Final rule rule sets GWP limits of 150 for many refrigeration uses, and 700 for air conditioning and heat pumps; proposed rule applies leak repair to HFCs.
The most commonly used f-gases will be reduced by 95% by 2030 compared to 2015, going down to zero by 2050, the world’s first total HFC phase out.
In 2022, the multi-banner retailer completed more than 85 projects to transition stores to lower GWP refrigerants, says its ESG report.
A new EIA report asks companies to adopt natural refrigerants and provides a framework for developing transparent, measurable and appropriately ambitious climate commitments.
NGOs and natural refrigerant equipment suppliers praise the ambitious position taken on f-gas removal, but the EPEE looks for more ‘balance’ in coming negotiations.
The EIA, working with the climate group 350NYC.org, found HFC leaks in seven Gristedes stores they tested in New York.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol must be ‘adjusted’ for the world to stay within 1.5°C, according to the EIA’s Tim Grabiel.
Leak prevention, reclamation and reuse are critical to stopping emissions of existing and future stocks of f-gases, report says.