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Stakeholder outreach for Methodology for Use of Reclaimed HFC Refrigerants and Advanced Refrigeration Systems

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Apr 01, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
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The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, has announced an open public comment period for a new offset methodology titled Emission Reduction Measurement and Monitoring Methodology for Use of Reclaimed HFC Refrigerants and Advanced Refrigeration SystemsThe Methodology was developed by EOS Climate.

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are used as coolants in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, as propellants in aerosol sprays and medical devices, and as insulation foam blowing agents. While HFCs are not Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and therefore an acceptable substitute for chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol, they have high global warming potentials (GWPs) and contribute to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. According to the 2014 EPA Inventory for U.S. GHG Emissions and Sinks, the substitution of ODS with chemicals used as ODS alternatives such as HFCs accounts for 159 MMT CO2eq/year.

The intent of this methodology is to incentivize voluntary GHG emissions reductions through the use of reclaimed HFC refrigerants to displace the production and use of virgin HFC refrigerants, and through the use of zero/low GWP alternatives in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems.

REGISTER NOW for the free ACR webinar on April 1, 2015 to learn more about and provide feedback on eligible activities as well as baseline and emission reduction quantification under the methodology.  Presentations will be made by Jeff Cohen of EOS Climate and by Eric Ripley of ACR.  

Please direct any questions regarding webinar registration to Paul Burman at pburman@winrock.org.