Tag : hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
This month’s issue considers the cooling industry’s progress in trying to meet the demands of F-Gas regulation and the Montreal Protocol, as well as the major barriers and opportunities ahead.
New bipartisan legislation proposed in the US will attempt to introduce a national phasedown schedule to support the cooling industry to switch to lower GPW products from using HFC refrigerant.
Efforts to eliminate HCFC use and reduce industry reliance on HFC refrigerant in line with the Montreal Protocol offers a significant opportunity to broaden workplace diversity in refrigeration and air conditioning, according to the UN.
Implementing recently approved amendments to increase the hydrocarbon charge size for refrigerant allowed in cooling cabinets may take some time to be implemented in the UK, Martyn Cooper of FETA has said.
The EU is being urged to decisively tackle fears of rampant illegal refrigerant trading in a number of member states in order to maintain a global lead in climate change mitigation.
Refrigerant manufacturers group the EFCTC has established a confidential online reporting service to try and track illegal refrigerant imports across Europe.
Authorities in the US should consider following California’s lead in tackling emissions of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODSs) and HFCs to ensure national climate change commitments can be met, according to a new report.
The US Supreme Court has opted against hearing an appeal to reverse a lower court ruling that struck down an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on phasing out use of HFCs as refrigerant.
New York is the latest US state to commit to phase-out the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in an attempt to spur others to follow suit in defiance of US government policy.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a ruling on refrigerant standards for domestic cooling appliances that is intended to support industry in shifting away from a reliance on high GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).