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.
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The nonprofit’s ‘Cool It’ campaign aims to get supermarkets to switch to ‘ultra-low GWP, natural refrigerants.’
Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are preparing a proposal to restrict PFAS for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) under the REACH regulation.
A handful of companies are pushing back against the smuggling checks in EPA’s proposed HFC allowance rule, the NGO warns,
The document looks at how GWP measures up over 20 years to show the true environmental effect of common refrigerants used today.