Browsing All posts tagged under »Hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs)«

EPA’s Illegal HFC Phaseout Rules Are Innovation Killers

July 20, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is immensely ironic that EPA’s ham-handed implementation of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act stifles innovation in manufacturing. They do it with a single rule that has no legal basis, tucked away in a 276 page regulatory proposal. To make the point I am going to look at a […]

EPA Should Rewrite Its Proposed HFC Regulations

July 14, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ A group of 17 leading free market advocacy organizations is telling EPA to rethink and repropose its faulty phaseout rules for HFCs. These rules were recently proposed under the so-called American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act passed in December. EPA is rushing the rule making, with final rules due out […]

EPA Calls For Comments On HFC Phaseout For Climate Change Protection

May 26, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ After considerable delay, EPA’s proposed HFC phaseout regulations have been posted for public comment. I earlier looked at the serious technical problems with this proposal, which the various adversely impacted industries will have to comment on. Here I want to talk about the climate change aspect, where the deep problems […]

EPA’s Proposed HFC Phaseout Regulation Is Nuts

May 11, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As expected, EPA has issued a proposed rule for phasing out HFCs, as required by the so-called AIM Act that was sneaked in with the monster Omnibus Stimulus Bill in February. The severe problems with AIM are explained in my two prior CFACT articles: Economically destructive cap and trade for […]

Crazy HFC Phaseout Is Coming (Part 2)

April 5, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In my first article — “Economically destructive cap and trade for HFCs is here” — I looked at the Kigali Amendment part of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act or AIM. There the big problem is that the HFC cap is based on 8-10 year old data, which is mostly […]

Economically Destructive Cap And Trade For HFCs Is Here

March 28, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ This is a bit complicated so bear with me. To begin with, Biden’s avalanche of climate scare executive orders included one telling the State Department to prepare the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for submission to the Senate, for ratification. The Kigali […]

No, Regulations On Air Conditioners Will Not Lead To More Jobs

August 6, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Industry groups are ramping up efforts to have President Donald Trump send the Kigali Amendment—a change to the Montreal Protocol—to the Senate for ratification. The Amendment would phase out affordable refrigerants used in air conditioners and refrigerators for much pricier ones. That’s good news for the patent holders of the new […]

CFACT Co-Signs Letter Opposing The UN’s “Kigali Amendment”

July 6, 2018 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ What happens when two items high on the Green agenda collide with each other? One thing for sure, it isn’t a pretty sight. Such is currently the case concerning “ozone depletion” and “global warming.” Through the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the Greens clamored for the adoption of refrigerant HFC’s, or hydrofluorocarbons, to […]

Montreal Mission Creep: The UN’s Coming For Your AC

July 5, 2018 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ It is called mission creep when a government operation tries to go beyond its established mission. In this case the operation is the UN led, Montreal Treaty group of nations. Their mission has always been far out and questionable, namely protecting the stratospheric ozone layer from human interference. Now they […]

Businesses Try Not To Sweat New Global Climate Change Rule

November 3, 2016 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ The air conditioning and refrigeration industries are accustomed to change. Indeed, manufacturers had been bracing for an international climate regulation targeting them, and representatives of the industries even had a seat at the negotiating table. Global leaders last month celebrated completion of a deal to phase down worldwide emissions of chemical […]

John Kerry Targets Your Air Conditioner

August 23, 2016 by

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We will take him seriously once all air conditioning in federal office buildings is turned off for good By Larry Bell ~ Having tamed the threat of a nuclear Iran with a daft stroke of diplomacy, Secretary of State John Kerry has now redirected his attention to an adversary equally as dangerous as the Islamic […]

Economists Expected a Scare but Oct. Jobs Report Not Bad + More – Daily Digest

November 6, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” —Thomas Jefferson, 1785 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Economists Expected a Scare but Oct. Jobs Report Not Bad The U.S. economy added 271,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate fell a tenth of a point to 5%. After […]