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EPA’s Plan for Potent Greenhouse Gas Seen as ‘Welcome Step’ (2)

May 3, 2021, 3:09 PMUpdated: May 3, 2021, 9:40 PM

The EPA, in a major move toward setting greenhouse gas limits, issued a proposal on Monday to curb emissions from residential and industrial cooling appliances.

The proposed rule seeks to limit potent hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions from sources such as refrigerators and air conditioners by 85% in the U.S. over the next 15 years through an allocation and trading program, according to an Environmental Protection Agency news release.

“By phasing down HFCs, which can be hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide at warming the planet, EPA is taking a major action to help keep global temperature ...

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