hydrofluorocarbon emissions News

  • EPA seeks comments on U.S. greenhouse gas inventory report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2008 draft report. This report will be open for public comment for 30 days after the Federal Register notice is published. The draft report shows that in 2008, overall greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions have decreased by 2.9 percent. This downward trend ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Refrigerants contribute even more to the greenhouse effect

    Something has to be done against refrigerants in refrigerators and airconditioners. The Dutch national Institute for public health and environment reported that if nothing is done the HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) will contribute more and more to the greenhouse effect. The insitute researched the refrigerants. HFCs are being used as a replacement for other substances, namely CFCs and HCFCs. Those ...


    By ATN Engineering B.V.

  • USEPA proposes minor changes to greenhouse gas tailoring rule and permitting requirements

    The USEPA proposed on Feb. 24, 2012 (http://www.epa.gov/NSR/actions.html) not to change the greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Operating Permit programs. The USEPA also proposed steps to streamline the permitting process for facilities already covered by the programs, and not to include ...


  • U.S. official to build on EPA relationship with China to address climate change

    The Environmental Protection Agency hopes to use its existing relationship with Chinese air pollution officials to find ways to address climate change when EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visits China the week of Dec. 9. The U.S. and China represent the two largest global economies, the largest energy consumers and the largest carbon emitters, and the two countries must work together to address ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is ...

  • Can Obama and Xi make climate history?

    Environmental Investigation Agency -- As the Presidents of the two countries with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the world meet, today and tomorrow, under immense global scrutiny, EIA urges them to take the single most, cost-effective mitigation available today which is to phase-down the production and use of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon). Although, both ...

  • Statement: WRI Response to the State of the Union

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama presented his priorities for his second term, including addressing the threat of climate change. New analysis by the World Resources Institute has identified four essential steps the Obama Administration can take to reach ...

  • EPA approves alternatives for super-greenhouse HFC refrigerants

    The U.S. EPA took a major step this week towards reducing the fastest growing greenhouses gas in the United States by approving three low global warming potential (GWP) hydrocarbon alternatives to hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, HFC emissions are growing so fast they threaten to push the climate system past the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • United States and China Agree to Work Together on Phase Down of HFCs

    Today, President Obama and President Xi agreed on an important new step to confront global climate change. For the first time, the United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), among other forms of multilateral cooperation. A global phase ...


    By The White House

  • Black Carbon Initiative Should Not Block Real Carbon Action: WWF

    WWF has welcomed a "black carbon" initiative announced today by the US, Canada, Mexico, Ghana, Sweden and Bangladesh - but warned that the primary effort in reducing dangerous climate changing emissions has to remain on achieving rapid and deep cuts to carbon dioxide emissions. The substances highlighted in the initiative - black carbon or soot, methane and hydrofluorocarbons - are known as ...


    By WWF UK

  • Climate-forcing F-gases – new report published

    Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are emitted into the atmosphere in relatively small quantities, but their effect on climate change is increasingly significant. These substances are very powerful greenhouse gases, with a warming effect thousands of times greater than CO2 in many cases. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a new report ...

  • New York state joins North American Climate Registry

    A new reporting standard to help track the emissions of greenhouse gases in North America has been announced by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis. The Climate Registry, a nonprofit partnership of which New York is a board member, released its General Reporting Protocol which provides a comprehensive guideline for how greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • `B-COOL` EU project developing eco-friendly car air conditioning

    The EU-funded B-COOL project, set to end in 2008, has been developing a new, high-efficiency, low-cost air-conditioning system for small, A and B segment cars, using CO2 as a refrigerant. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), once the replacement of choice for ozone-harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, have no known effects on the ozone layer, but do contribute ...

  • 3 Big Takeaways from the New Global Commitment to Phase Down HFCs

    International climate action took an encouraging step forward today. President Obama reached agreements with the G-20 and with China to phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners. The new agreements—if carried out effectively—could make a dent in short-term and long-term warming: The ...

  • Sears Joins EPA to Help Protect the Planet – One Old Ice Box at a Time

    (Chicago, Ill. - Oct. 18, 2007) What do your old refrigerator and freezer have to do with the stratospheric ozone layer and climate change? Plenty. That's why Sears Home Services is taking the lead among retailers to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's voluntary Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program. The program promotes environmentally responsible disposal of household ...

  • EPA greenhouse gas permitting requirements maintain focus on largest emitters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will not revise greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds under the Clean Air Act. Today’s final rule is part of EPA’s common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under the Clean Air Act, announced in 2010 and recently upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The final rule maintains a ...

  • Verisae`s System tracks over 38m pounds of refrigerants -- Equates to over 100bn pounds of carbon

    Verisae, a global provider of environmental management solutions, tracks over 500,000 thousand refrigerant containing systems across the United States. Over 25% of all U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) are tracked using Verisae’s Sustainability Resource Planning (SRP) platform.The accurate tracking of ...


    By Verisae

  • EPA proposes to keep greenhouse gas permitting requirements focused on largest emitters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing not to change the greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting thresholds for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Title V Operating Permit programs. Today’s proposal is part of EPA’s common-sense, phased-in approach to GHG permitting under the Clean Air Act. EPA is also proposing steps that would streamline the ...

  • EPA Finalizes Rule to Reduce Climate-Damaging HFCs

    Today, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing a rule to prohibit certain uses of chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change in favor of safer, more climate-friendly alternatives. This action responds to President Obama's Climate Action Plan by reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases used in air-conditioning, ...

  • Applicated GC Analyzers from Shimadzu Address EPA Rules for Monitoring Greenhouse Gases

    Global warming and pollution have aroused interest in the monitoring and study of atmospheric gases that absorb the sun’s ray. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments’ streamlined Greenhouse Gas Analyzers are ideally suited to address current and evolving regulations, including the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Final Mandatory Reporting of , which requires large emitters of ...

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