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Phasedown of HFCs: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the AIM Act

Phasedown of HFCs: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the AIM Act

The changing regulatory landscape is effecting food retailers of all sizes and is a major source of uncertainty in the commercial refrigeration industry.

Many of the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants used in commercial refrigeration produce environmentally harmful carbon emissions. As a result, global, national and state regulations have been established to phase-out these harmful HFCs over time. As the industry looks for alternative refrigerants with lower global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP), questions arise concerning regulatory changes, refrigerant performance and safety. Hillphoenix is the industry expert in natural refrigerants and can help your company during this time of change.

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Phasedown of HFCs: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the AIM Act

September 27, 2021
On September 23, 2021, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan signed a Final Rule titled, “Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act.” This final rule is the first regulation under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 to address the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators, air conditioners, and
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