Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector)
Policy Target:Industry
Agency:Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Since 1993, the EPA has worked with US manufacturers of HCFC-22 (a common refrigerant in residential and commercial air conditioning) to reduce emissions of the byproduct gas HFC-23. This partnership encourages companies to develop and implement technically feasible, cost-effective processing practices or technologies to reduce HFC-23 emissions. In 2005, the EPA partership covered 100 percent of the HCFC industry. Emissions reductions totalled 6.2 MMTCE, relative to 2005 production projected at 1990 emissions intensity levels.

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