Of course, reclaimers can only reclaim what contractors and technicians recover, and while the R-22 numbers may never match the hoped-for projections, the industry is already looking to the future and preparing to address new challenges in a post-hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) world that also is likely facing a phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
If we’re going to make America great again; if we’re going to keep jobs here, we have got to teach people trades again. And we will. We will. Send your kids to trade school. Teach them a trade. If they want to go on to get a four-year degree, they can. They can pay for it with the money they earned in their trade.
Alternative to R-22 and R-404A approved under SNAP program
January 3, 2017
Arkema’s Forane® 449B (R-449B) refrigerant has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in multiple refrigeration applications under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
Starting in 2024, the three HFC refrigerants will be deemed “unacceptable” in new liquid chillers under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
EPA Attributes Increase to Growing Economy, Coal Prices, Cold Winter
May 18, 2015
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased 2 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to the latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory report from the EPA. The EPA attributed the increase to the growing economy, declining coal prices, and a cold winter.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering changes to its Section 608 requirements for refrigerant handling, including technician certification. The changes being considered would subject HFC refrigerants to the same handling regulations that are currently imposed on CFCs and HCFCs.