EPA Issues New Refrigerant Rules

Use of HFCs to be limited by 85% over the next 15 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it would be placing new restrictions on the domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). These greenhouse gasses are regularly used as a refrigerant in air conditioners, freezers, and refrigerators. The new rule comes one year after Congress passed a law requiring the country to reduce the production of HFCs by 85% by 2025. 

EPA Administrator Michael Regan stated that the new rules would allow American companies to take charge of developing new refrigerants that are more environmentally safe. “This action reaffirms what President Biden always says – that when he thinks about climate, he thinks about jobs,” Administrator Regan said. He also stated that new energy-efficient cooling technology had the capability of generating over $270 billion due to reduced industry and public health costs.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For EPA officials as they seek to reduce harmful chemicals in the air. 
  • For EPA Administrator Regan to seek God’s direction to be an effective leader.
  • For the president and his administration to be discerning as they implement policies to improve the environment. 

Sources: AP, NPR, The Hill


Back to top