10.8 million lbs. is an increase of 1.3 million lbs.over 2015
September 5, 2017
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 10,804,918 lbs. of ozone-depleting refrigerant was reported as reclaimed by EPA-certified reclaimers in 2016. The total includes 9,409,494 lbs. of R-22.
It is said that every story has two sides, and two recent conversations I had with estimable members of the refrigeration industry vividly illustrated that. Both of these gentlemen have been involved in the industry for a long time -- one on the supplier side and one on the contracting side. The topic of both conversations was the ruling by a United States court of appeals that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot ban the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under Section 612 of the Clean Air Act. The topic was the same, but the conversations were very different.
Chemours supports EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to change the status of high-GWP alternatives to unacceptable
August 17, 2017
The Chemours Co. expresses its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the U.S. Environmental Association’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20.
The EPA estimates the annual emissions reductions from this rule will be approximately 7.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2eq) and 114 ozone-depletion weighted metric tons (ODP tons).
New legislation is leading to the adoption of natural refrigerants in commercial and light commercial equipment. Read on to learn more about hydrocarbons and the benefits this natural refrigerant provides.
Americans should be allowed to choose the products they’d like regardless how efficient or inefficient they are. That’s how capitalism works, right? Shouldn’t consumers do their own research rather than rely on the government to tell them what to buy?
Compliance with the EPA’s 608 is a mandatory part of HVAC contracting. Techs are required to gain certification by an EPA-approved organization and pass their tests or else they are unqualified to work in the field.