Honeywell Supports U.S. EPA'S Action to Drive Adoption of Low-Global-Warming-Materials
July 06, 2015
Honeywell supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to restrict the use of high-global-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in a variety of applications including refrigerants, aerosols and foam insulation blowing agents. These actions will drive adoption of materials with radically lower global warming potentials.
According to the EPA, the proposed rule would eliminate an estimated 54 to 64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from the atmosphere in 2025. This is the equivalent of removing the carbon dioxide emissions from the annual electricity use of more than 5.8 million homes.
“Honeywell applauds the EPA on their landmark action to restrict the use of high-global-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are among the most potent greenhouse gases in use today. The EPA's action will accelerate the adoption of solutions with far less impact on the atmosphere while also spurring private sector innovation and creating jobs,” said Ken Gayer, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Fluorine Products business.