Louisville Chem Plant Produces More GHGs Than The City’s Cars Combined

Louisville Chem Plant Produces More GHGs Than The City’s Cars Combined

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer One chemical plant in Louisville Kentucky is doing more damage to the environment than all the city’s cars combined. The Chemours Louisville Works is the country’s largest emitter of a chemical called hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23), a greenhouse gas 12,400 times more potent than carbon dioxide. These emissions could be eliminated with low-cost technology upgrades, […]

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Senate Proposes Bipartisan Amendment to Regulate HFCs

Senate Proposes Bipartisan Amendment to Regulate HFCs

HFCs or hydrofluorocarbons, are super greenhouse gases, manufactured for use in refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, aerosols, fire protection, and solvents. However, unlike most other greenhouse gases, HFCs are not waste products but are intentionally produced. That’s why the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol was a crucial step by the global community to expand […]

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