Episode 25: How Natural Refrigerants Can Drastically Reduce the #1 GHG

Episode 25: How Natural Refrigerants Can Drastically Reduce the #1 GHG

NASRC Aims to Drastically Reduce GHGs with Natural Refrigerants

Did you know, commonly used HFC refrigerants are super climate pollutants and are growing faster than any other greenhouse gas on the planet? RENEWables talks to Morgan Smith to understand how the NASRC (North American Sustainable Refrigerant Council) is partnering across the industry with a goal to make climate-friendly, natural refrigerants a feasible business choice for the nearly 38K U.S. supermarkets. From coordinating incentives, to providing technician readiness, to championing legislative change, the NASRC is accelerating their mission to eliminate HFC emissions.

UPDATE WASHINGTON (Sept. 23, 2021) — Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing a comprehensive program to cap and phase down the production and consumption of climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the United States. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, as well as foams and many other applications. A global phasedown of HFCs is expected to avoid up to 0.5 °C of global warming by 2100. This final rule will phase down the U.S. production and consumption of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years, as mandated by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that was enacted in December 2020.

Click here to read the full update on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

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