Campaign Focus Areas
- A Week of Climate Action on HFCs and Cooling
HFCs used in cooling were a hot topic at the Global Climate Action Summit last week in San Francisco. With momentum building for subnational actors like cities, states, and businesses to drive action forward on climate, we have the opportunity to tackle the issue of how we keep cool without warming the planet - by phasing down superpollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and identifying new approaches to increasing energy efficiency as global demand for cooling increases.
- EIA Applauds Passage of California Cooling Act
California’s legislature voted today to pass The California Cooling Act (SB 1013), which will make a significant contribution to reducing super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The bill is expected to reduce HFC emissions by up to 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030.
- EPA Issues Final Rulemaking on Climate-Friendly Fridges
Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rulemaking that will allow the US market to transition away from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent super greenhouse gases, in new household refrigerators and freezers.
- EIA Statement: China Takes Action on Illegal CFC-11 Production and Use Following EIA Report
China has identified illegal production and use of CFC-11 as part of ongoing investigations following the July publication of an EIA report, Blowing It, that revealed Chinese companies using CFC-11 – a banned ozone-destroying chemical – in blowing agents used for producing foam insulation.
- Update on CFC-11 Discussions at Montreal Protocol Meeting
Update on Discussions of CFC-11 and Montreal Protocol Meetings
- Blowing It: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China's Foam Blowing Industry
Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) demonstrates conclusively that the use of CFC-11 in China’s rigid polyurethane (PU) foam insulation sector, in particular in the building and construction subsector, is widespread and pervasive.
- EIA Statement: CFC-11 Production in China
- Walking the Walk: EIA's Quest for an HFC-free Refrigerator
Putting our money where our mouth is and procuring a climate friendly fridge
- IMO Takes Major Step Towards Ending Dirty Fuel Use in the Arctic
EIA hails the IMO's agreement to develop a ban on the use and carriage for use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic.
- California Senator Introduces California Cooling Act
Today state Senator Ricardo Lara introduced the California Cooling Act, a landmark proposal to reduce climate impacts of the cooling sector, which could lead to avoidance of 17 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent annually by 2030. EIA and NASRC applaud the bill and highlight the positive outcomes of a proposed incentive program for low-GWP refrigerants.