The stratosphere is the second layer of the Earth's atmosphere. Image courtesy of NASA.

The EU Confirms Itself the Global Climate Leader On Refrigerants, NGOs Say

Today’s deal on the F-Gas Regulation marks one of the greatest climate wins of von der Leyen’s Commission. The proposed phase-out schedule for these potent greenhouse gases signals a paradigm shift, driving key sectors such as heat pumps and air conditioning towards the use of climate-friendly refrigerants. BREAKING: Ambition of … [continued]

Successful Montreal Protocol Move Restricts World HFCs

Delegates from more than 150 countries met in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, last week, to agree on a strategy for diminishing the worldwide use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Historically, people started using these chemicals for refrigeration, air conditioning, and aerosols in response to the scientific finding that their predecessors — chlorofluorocarbons — … [continued]