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California Cooling Act introduced

State introduces the legislation to combat greenhouse gases in refrigerants and air conditioners

| | Feb 13, 2018 | 4:01 pm
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Sacramento, California, USA, 13 February 2018: Senator Ricardo Lara on February 6 introduced legislation in the California Assembly to prohibit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in California, AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) communicated through a Press communiqué. The bill, titled the California Cooling Act (S. 1013), would prohibit use of all class I and class II substances listed in the Clean Air Act, the communiqué further said.

According to AHRI, this legislation would also allow the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to list or delist additional substances in the future. The legislation mirrors some of the current regulatory activity already being undertaken by CARB, AHRI said.

AHRI added that the legislation also includes an intent statement, noting it is the author’s goal to develop an incentive programme to speed the replacement of these compounds with alternatives that have lower global warming potential.


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