Refrigeration, Climate Change and the Changing Regulatory Framework

The California Air Resources Board approved the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy on March 23 of this year, a plan for reaching mandated targets including a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2030, below 2013 levels. HFCs are commonly used in grocery stores today. The Strategy was required by SB 605 and SB 1383 (Lara) as a key part of the state’s overall climate change effort. The webinar will discuss the proposed measures for California as well as the changing regulatory framework both nationally and internationally, including the global HFC phasedown that was adopted last October (2016) as an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The webinar will also discuss refrigeration technologies going forward that are being designed to meet the HFC measures identified in the Strategy, and the incentive options and other assistance available today that can help with early adoption.