EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) wants to remove the production of HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon) completely. If you don't know what HFC is, it is the chemical usually used in air conditioning systems and refrigerators.
The U.S. agency confirmed its anti-global warming program on Thursday, Sept. 23, claiming that the new plan could be completed by 2100.
On the other hand, the new Earth-friendly project is expected to remove around 85% of HFC production and consumption by the time it is completed.
"Cutting these climate 'super pollutants' protects our environment, strengthens our economy, and demonstrates that America is back when it comes to leading the world in addressing climate change," said Michael Regan, the current EPA Administrator, via CNET.
EPA To Reduce HFC Consumption, Production
According to CNBC's latest report, the new move of the Environmental Protection Agency is a part of the Biden administration's first major regulatory action against domestic carbon emissions.
It also marks the government's first national standards on HFCs. This is currently a major plan since the hydrofluorocarbons are now thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide to increase the planet's temperature.
Right now, various agencies and companies are doing their best to reduce the rising greenhouse emissions across the globe. These include the Biden administration's renewable energy plans. On the other hand, researchers are also developing wooden flooring that could generate clean energy.
Goal of EPA's New Earth-Friendly Project
The new project of EPA aims to prevent global warming by up to Celsius global warming, which is expected to appear by 2100.
On the other hand, The Paris Agreement also stated that the U.S. agency plans to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Recently, wildfires and other natural events connected to carbon emissions happened in Australia and other parts of the globe. As of the moment, scientific data reveals that more extreme weather disasters could still happen as carbon emissions become worst.
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Written by: Griffin Davis