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Report to the Legislature: The Hydrofluorocarbon Transition

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21-02-004January 2021
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Author(s) Bill Drumheller, Abbey Brown, and Emily Bruns
Description Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration, in producing insulating foams, and as propellants in aerosol products. Although HFC emissions are only a few percent of greenhouse gas emissions, HFCs are hundreds to thousands of times more powerful in warming the planet than carbon dioxide. Implementing the policies proposed in this report would put Washington on a course to achieve a similar level of reductions as the countries that have signed the Kigali Amendment, an international HFC reduction agreement that the U.S. has failed to consider or ratify.
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Keywords Legisative Report, greenhouse gas, climate change, air quality, HFC, hydrofluorocarbons
WEB PAGE Hydrofluorocarbon transition