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July 18, 2014: EPA Proposes to Prohibit HFCs in Some Refrigeration Applications

Proposal Includes Retail Food Refrigeration and Vending Machines
July 18, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is proposing a rule that would prohibit the use of certain HFC refrigerants that have high global warming potential in select refrigeration applications.


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China Reveals Energy Plan Slashing HFC Use

Government Intends to Accelerate the Destruction of HFCs and Pursue Alternatives
July 7, 2014

China has said it will drastically cut HFC emissions by 280 million tonnes of CO2 — similar to the annual carbon footprint of Spain.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
June 30, 2014

When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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The New F-Gas Is Here. Don’t Panic. Don’t Do Nothing

Want A Quiet Life After R-22? Think Again – It’s Time to Embrace a New Way of Working
June 9, 2014

Welcome to year zero. The waiting is over and the F-Gas regulation has passed into law and life as we know it changes forever. Over-dramatic? Well, it will be a dramatic shift for everyone in the industry who thus far have somehow managed to avoid all the noise from the supermarkets about the need to move away from HFCs.


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April 1, 2014: Asahi Develops New Low-GWP Refrigerant to Replace HFC-410A

Company Aims to Launch Commercial Production in 2016
April 1, 2014

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) has announced the development of AMOLEA™, a new refrigerant for air conditioning systems that has a global warming potential (GWP) of about one-sixth that of HFC-410A while delivering equivalent performance.


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Keeping R-22 Units Running on HFCs

Retrofit Procedures Can Extend Life of Equipment
March 17, 2014

Retrofitting HFC refrigerants into systems designed for HCFC-22 is gaining attention especially in refrigeration because that sector moved especially fast to R-22 when CFCs faced phaseout. This article from Honeywell is a detailed look at retrofit procedures.


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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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Feb. 21, 2014: Alliance Petitions EPA for Tighter Restrictions on HFCs

Measure Should Promote Refrigerant Recycling, Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions
February 21, 2014

The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy has submitted a petition for rulemaking to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that seeks to include HFCs under the provisions of Title VI, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act intended to reduce refrigerant gas emissions.


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New Foam-Blowing Agent Lowers Refrigerators’ GWP

Whirlpool Adds Eco-Friendly Insulation to Its Equipment
February 17, 2014

Whirlpool has begun phasing out use of HFC-134a, and it has now implemented the use of Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) insulation in U.S. made-refrigerators and freezers.


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The Business of Refrigeration

Refrigerants, Supermarkets, Acquisitions
January 27, 2014

In the business of refrigeration, there have been recent developments in refrigerant research, supermarket energy-efficiency improvements, and the acquisition of a commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer.


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