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Refreshing Look: Supermarkets Keeping it Climate Cool

This week’s post takes a behind-the-scenes look at exemplary refrigerant management among supermarkets, examining drivers for innovation and highlighting best practices and change.…

Commercial Scale Refrigerant Management Delivers Rochester a Cool Campus

With President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreeing, during their first-ever summit, to work together to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the…

Refrigerator Recycling: A Tale of Two Fridges

More than 90% of fridges and freezers discarded each year in the U.S. are not properly recycled. This results in dangerous GHG emissions…

Refrigerant Revolution: A Cool Future Ahead for AC and a Warming Planet

As this series has noted, international protocols have only slowly phased out refrigerant gases that are harmful to the ozone layer and climate…

R-22 Phaseout, Refrigerator Recycling and Q&A from NYTimes’ “Chilling Effect”

U.S. EPA has tried to reduce use of R-22 by imposing strict quotas on its production. Since 2010, the agency has also banned…

Refrigerant Revolution: The Policy Backdrop

In this week’s installment, we cover how governments and businesses around the world have approached the problem through regulatory and other policy measures,…

Introducing the Refrigerant Revolution

This is the 1st in a multi-part article series on refrigerants, their effects as greenhouse gases, and the market-based solutions aimed at their…