Campaign Focus Areas
- EIA Comments to OEWG-42
- World Refrigeration Day 2020
- Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard
- Join Us in Thanking HFC-free Supermarkets and Calling for Climate Action
We’re teaming up with our friends at Green America to thank the supermarkets that are acting on the climate crisis, at a time when supermarkets have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 health crisis and their brave workers are providing critical services.
- Find a Climate-Friendly Supermarket Near You: A Global Tool
This Earth Day, EIA is launching the expansion of the climate friendly supermarket map
- EIA Comments on ASHRAE-15 Standards Proposal
- Update on North American Safety Standards for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants
This month a new standards proposal under ASHRAE-15, represents some progress for uptake of climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerants to replace super pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The proposal allows hydrocarbons to be used in corridors and lobbies of commercial buildings like hotels. It allows up to 114 grams of propane where previously none was allowed at all. This will enable vending machines and most other light commercial refrigeration equipment like small one door beverage coolers containing hydrocarbons to be used in these spaces.
- EIA Response to New Nature Paper on Urgent Need to Recover and Destroy CFC Banks
Washington DC – A new paper published in Nature today warns that emissions from ‘banks’ of ozone-destroying CFCs, could potentially delay the Antarctic ozone hole recovery by about six years. The new paper, Quantifying contributions of chlorofluorocarbon banks to emissions and impacts on the ozone layer and climate, also estimates that future emissions from current CFC banks could lead to an additional 9 billion metric tonnes CO2e between 2020 and 2100.
- EPA Rescinds Requirements on Super-Pollutant HFCs, Reversing Basic Safeguards on Leaks
EPA Rescinds Requirements on Super-Pollutant HFCs, Reversing Basic Safeguards on Leaks
- California’s New Plan to Reduce HFCs in Supermarkets
Part one in a series on policy trends on eliminating HFCs, emerging from California.