EPA Looks to Phase Down Refrigerant

New rule stems from bipartisan 2020 legislation.

The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing draft regulations that would sharply phase down gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration over the next 15 years.

The plan is designed to cut production and the import of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) which are highly potent greenhouse gases. The EPA says that under the proposal those gases would be cut by 85 percent by 2036.

The phase-down has the support of both industry groups and the environmental movement and stems from a wide-ranging bipartisan bill enacted in 2020.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For EPA officials as the legislation to reduce the hydrofluorocarbons found in refrigerant gases is implemented.
  • For the president and his administration as plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from varied sources are put forward.

Sources: Axios, New York Times


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