E.P.A. to Sharply Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases: Hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

By Mark Silverstone This is long overdue, but more significant than I would have thought:”The regulation would begin to take effect in 2022 and would gradually reduce the production and importation of hydrofluorocarbons in the United States by 85 percent over the following 15 years. About 15 percent of HFCs would still be permitted because they have critical uses for which alternatives do not yet exist.The..

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