Friday, September 26, 2014

EPA Announces New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

EPA has announced new efforts to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases common in refrigeration and air conditioning applications. Three new actions will be implemented to support transitioning to environmentally friendly alternatives to HFCs, including: 
·      listing additional fluorinated and non-fluorinated chemicals as acceptable alternatives in various applications;
·      identifying refrigerant management options to reduce HFC emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment;
·      organizing a series of sector-specific workshops regarding transitioning away from potent HFCs.
More information is available on EPA’s website.