EPA Proposes New Home Appliance Rules

Concerns are expressed over hydrofluorocarbons. 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules that would restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in refrigerators, air conditioning equipment, and heat pumps. The new rules would apply to both the manufacture and importation of items containing HFCs and would restrict HFC use in home heating and cooling starting in 2025. 

The new rules are in accordance with the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a worldwide climate treaty ratified in September by the Senate. The goal is to reduce the production and consumption of HFCs by 85 percent by 2036. These chemicals represent an estimated 1 percent of all greenhouse gases entering Earth’s atmosphere.

“With this latest proposal under the bipartisan AIM Act, EPA continues to advance President Biden’s ambitious climate agenda while investing in American innovation and ingenuity,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan stated. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Regan as he heads the EPA.
  • For wisdom for the president and his administration as they address greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Sources: The Hill, Western Journal


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