The Low-Hanging Fruit on Biden's Climate Agenda


Begin today with climate. Change a top priority. In president biden's administration a huge problem to tackle to be sure but there is some low hanging fruit some relatively easy fixes. That do have bipartisan support. Case in point today the environmental protection agency released a proposed rule to phase. Down the use. Of hfc's hydrofluorocarbons. These are chemical refrigerants in products. We use every day and they do a lot of damage to the climate. Marketplace's kimberly adams gets us. Started the epa in line with the law passed late last year wants to reduce the production and importation of hfc's by about eighty five percent before twenty thirty five. Dan lashof is the us director of the world resources institute. Hfc's he says. Desert super pollutants used in refrigeration league. That can have thousands of times the global warming impact of carbon dioxide and says lashof citing. Epa's numbers the net benefits of this rule. are expected to be about two hundred eighty billion dollars through twenty fifty and that mostly from reducing a global warming impacts but some of those benefits are from improved efficiency of the new refrigerants and everyday things. David doniger is with the natural resources. Defense council age of caesar are in refrigerators or in the air conditioner of your car. They're in foam. Insulations that that you might find in the wall. The house and doniger says most consumers won't really notice the transition kind of like when we phased out. Cfc's chemicals that damage the ozone layer gone through two generations of these refrigerant changes already. And you can't see the difference in the price of new air conditioners and the industry is on board knowing the plan even if they like. Some tweaks allows them to plan helen. Walter nonni is with the air conditioning heating and refrigeration institute. There's been an estimate of thirty nine thousand jobs that'll be created with the face down of hfc's because all those systems will eventually need to be replaced and someone has to manufacture the next generation refrigerants. I think that no matter which side of the coin you look at. It's kind of a win all around and you know what the days. Let's just take the win

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