The EPA has proposed rules on reducing the regular usage of Hydrofluorocarbons. As per the proposed rule, EPA has planned to reduce the usage of HFCs by 40 % by 2024. This can be achieved by limiting the HFC production and consumption. This strengthens existing regulations on HFCs.

HFCs are the potential agent of greenhouse gas that are commonly used in a wide variety of applications such as air-conditioning, refrigeration, building insulation, fire extinguishing systems and aerosols. Since the warming potential is thousand times higher than carbon dioxide, it has profound impact towards global warming.

Under the American Innovation and Manufacturing [AIM] act, the EPA intends to reduce the production and consumption of HFCs by 85% by 2036. This can be achieved by developing HFC alternative, re-using HFCs from old equipment and preventing illegal sale/use of HFCs. This will also boost the economy by $12.5 billion annually, says EPA. The EPA is very stringent and planning to impose further rules on HFCs under the AIM act.

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