Articles Tagged with ''Montreal Protocol''

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India Blocks HFC Phasedown; Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

March 17, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology.


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India Blocks HFC Phasedown, Spain Approves F-Gas Tax

India Is Concerned About Economics, Spain Will Not Tax First Refrigerant Charge in New Equipment
March 10, 2014

India has continued to block the move for a global HFC phasedown at a meeting of Montreal Protocol nations due to concerns over cost and availability of technology. Spain has approved the introduction of a tax on f-gases that will see refrigerants being taxed at up to €20 per tonne of CO2 equivalent by 2016.


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Feb. 24, 2014: Alliance Supports Covering HFCs under Montreal Protocol

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs
February 24, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has announced its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from HFCs.


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April 25, 2013: Agreement Will Eliminate China’s Production of HCFCs

April 25, 2013
The executive committee of the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund has agreed to provide China, the largest producer and consumer of HCFCs, an amount up to $385 million for the complete elimination of its production of HCFCs by the year 2030.


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The Future of HFCs in Montreal Protocol

April 8, 2013

Ongoing discussions are currently underway, examining ways to incorporate HFCs into the protocol in order to phase down their use due to relatively high global warming potential (GWP). 


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Reclamation Looking for Jumpstart

April 8, 2013

The reality is that in 2012, and thus far in 2013, few technicians and contractors are bringing R-22 back for reclamation despite an abundance of capacity at many reclamation facilities. 


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Midwest Refrigerants Discusses Technology to Deal with Unwanted Refrigerants

December 17, 2012
A technical conference in 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, has provided some of the most up-to-date information on a way to deal with unwanted ozone depleting and greenhouse gases. The conference was the 32nd Open Ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.


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Stop Blaming Global Warming on Air Conditioners

August 27, 2012
Despite the success of the Montreal Protocol — and increased efficiency standards — a recent New York Times article centered on a group of “leading scientists” who believe that if planetary potential is maxed out, 27 percent of all global warming effects to 2050 can be attributed to the gasses utilized in air conditioners.


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85 Years of Leadership: Industry Milestones

June 27, 2011
Some noteworthy industry events.
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