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r3020
Senior Advisor

First the R12, now the 134A

Those progressive certainly are a fickle bunch. I'm sure someone will make out like a bandit over this.

 

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The Obama administration is preparing to introduce major steps to phase out production of a popular chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners, citing growing evidence that the substance is contributing to the warming of the planet.

The White House will announce on Tuesday a series of voluntary commitments by some of the country’s largest chemical firms and retailers to move rapidly away from R-134a and similar compounds used in nearly every office, home and automobile in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials familiar with the effort.

The administration is simultaneously stepping up diplomatic efforts to encourage major U.S. trading partners to phase out production of the potent greenhouse gas, the officials said. The initiatives are being disclosed in advance of next week’s summit of world leaders at the United Nations to debate options for slowing the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere.

The class of chemicals to which R-134a belongs — called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs — became popular as a replacement for Freon, the refrigerant banned since the 1990s for damaging the Earth’s ozone layer. Most HFCs are harmless to ozone, but collectively they have become a significant driver of climate change — some are up to 10,000 times as potent per ounce as carbon dioxide, climate scientists say.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/obama-targets-a-popular-coolant-in-new-effort-...

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

rawhide
Advisor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: DEMONCRAT MEANS TO HARM POOR& MIDDLE CLASS

any libs wanna try me or cower

elcheapo
Veteran Advisor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

Well go into the junk room and pull out
The box fans! !

They are going to need to fix the tractor
And combine cabs that have windows
That open

What is the replacement to 134 ?
Democratforlife
Senior Contributor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

The world is finally waking up to what many have known for years. Global warming is a made up egore money grabbing hoax.

WCMO
Senior Advisor

R-1234

R-1234, or HFO-1234yf, but it's probably more expensive, and I hear it's also flammable.  Added link:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene

 

 

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

Poor old 20 hates everything the government does. He loves to hate.
r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: First the R12, now the 134A

And what will be the cost to consumers? All because of the man made global warming climate change and disruption hoax. Good for the makers of freon.

ollie2655
Senior Contributor

Re: WAT TO RUN FROM A DEBATE

SHOWS YOUR LACK OF IQ---OR BETTER TRY MY POST ON OR COWER LOL