Biden set to propose first rule aiming to cut chemicals used in fridges and air ...

Biden set to propose first rule aiming to cut carbon emissions by curbing chemicals used in fridges and air conditioners Administration rule will target hydrofluorocarbons, a powerful greenhouse gas The HFCs are used in refrigerants including air conditioners Intended to avert warming of 0.5 degree Celsius Proposal still must make its way through rule-making process  Phasedown is 'widely supported by the business community' Meant to reduce production by 85 per cent over 15 years  First of what could be many rules meant to reduce carbon emissions 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:02 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 15:02 BST, 3 May 2021

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The Biden administration is proposing a rule Monday that would bring down productions of a powerful greenhouse gas used in refrigerants – with the aim of shaving nearly a degree from a projected rise in climate temperatures.

The EPA is set to announce the rule, which would gradually bring down production of hydrofluorocarbons.

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HFC gasses are are used in air conditioning units in homes and businesses, as well as refrigeration. They are also used in mobile refrigeration. They were brought into widespread use after the government cracked down on chlorofluorocarbons, which had their own harmful environmental impacts including ozone depletion.

The EPA is set to announce a rule to gradually bring down production of hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas thought to have an significant impact on global warming

The EPA is set to announce a rule to gradually bring down production of hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas thought to have an significant impact on global warming

The move has industry backing – but foreshadows a raft of environmental regulations under consideration meant to bring down carbon emissions in an effort to

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