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.
HFC allowances for production and import in 2024 will be delivered by September 29.
The rising levels may be linked to the use of FCs as feedstocks.
EU Chemicals Agency Receives Proposal from Five European Countries to Restrict PFAS Chemicals, Including Some F-Gases and TFA
ECHA will publish the proposal on February 7, 2023.
Friends Fiduciary has filed a shareholder resolution asking the U.S. food retailer to transition from HFCs to ultra-low GWP and HFC-free refrigerants.
The state is considering expanding its HFC regulation and funding demonstration projects to support natural refrigerants in low income areas.
Decisive action on short-lived climate pollutants such as HFCs is found essential to limit global warming in the next 25 years, with only decarbonization policies yielding results in the long run and overshooting targets in the near term.
Despite committing to halving its GHG emissions by 2025, retailer ASDA has recently installed super-polluting R410A-based air-conditioning equipment at four of its UK stores.
Refrigerants like HCFCs, HFCs and HFOs have been added to the Environmental Investigation Agency’s Global Environmental Crime Tracker, which details smuggling and trafficking hotspots.