HYDROCARBONS21.COM: EIA Calls for Industry Action on Modernizing Hydrocarbon Safety Standards for ACs

The Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has called on the U.S. heating and cooling sector to proactively get involved in modernizing outdated U.S. safety standards impeding the adoption of hydrocarbon air-conditioning.  

This call to action was delivered by Avipsa Mahapatra, Climate Campaign Lead, EIA in a presentationduring the policy and standards session at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America Summit 2022 on natural refrigerants. The conference, which took place June 7–8 in Alexandria, Virginia, was organized by ATMOsphere, publisher of Hydrocarbons21.com.

Although the global home air-conditioning sector has experienced significant growth and is expected to triple by 2050, the transition out of HFCs has been slow, with the adoption of some propane (R290) units in India and China and beginning in Europe.

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