NASRC launched a new petition that calls for the expedited revision of existing codes and standards to allow for greater use of low-GWP refrigerants in commercial refrigeration. We are calling for industry to voice their support by signing a petition for faster action on codes and standards.
The California Cooling Act, which was introduced by Senator Lara on February 7th, proposes a new incentive program to support California businesses and residents as they adopt low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
In 2016, the Kigali Amendment updated the Montreal Protocol to gain global commitment to the phasedown of HFCs. Developed countries, like the United States, will be required to begin reducing HFC production and import of HFCs in 2019. This reduction is expected to correlate to increased HFC prices, especially those with high GWP.
NASRC was recognized by the National Steering Committee (NSC) of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs), and Small Business Ombudsmen (SBO) for its leadership nationwide in the areas of compliance assistance, sustainability, advocacy and collaboration.
The California Energy Commission adopted its investment plan for the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program. The plan supports the advancement of clean energy technologies, including projects that accelerate the use of refrigerants with low or zero global warming potential (GWP).