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New York State Bans Hydrofluorocarbon Refrigerants

September 25, 2020

Via: ENR

New York has finalized regulations designed to significantly reduce the use of greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons—a refrigerant common in air-conditioning systems. New York joins California and Colorado, among other states, in finalizing regulations that phase out HFCs.

With this action, expected to be effective in November, “New York will help drive manufacturers to adopt better, cleaner products, and pioneer clean energy solutions that not only protect our health and our precious natural resources, but also grow our economy,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in a Sept. 23 release from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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