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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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New EPA rule restricts the sale of HFC refrigerants


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On September 26th, US EPA finalized two rules that will reduce the projected growth and emissions of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), a class of chemicals that includes the mobile air conditioning refrigerant R-134a, commonly used in … Continue reading

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The fine print


By: Elvis Hoffpauir On July 2, 2015, the final rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/regulations.html was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Specifically, this action changes … Continue reading

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Clean air started here


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor An important part of MACS Section 609 Certification is a history lesson, discussing the series of events that led to the rules and regulations of A/C system service. When conducting classes, many instructors explain … Continue reading

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EPA issues final rule prohibiting certain high-GWP HFCs as alternatives under SNAP


On July 2, 2015, the final rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, … Continue reading

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EPA Report: For the US, Global Action Now Saves Lives and Avoids Significant Climate Change Damages


WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released one of the most comprehensive analyses to date on the economic, health and environmental benefits to the United States of global climate action.  The peer-reviewed report, “Climate Change in the United … Continue reading

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MACS to roll out new Section 609 Certification program on January 1, 2015


MACS Worldwide Section 609 technician training program, updated for R-1234yf, approved by U.S. EPA The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide will roll out a new Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Technician Certification Training Program on January 1, 2015. MACS will … Continue reading

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EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles … Continue reading

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U.S. fuel economy reaches all-time high


New vehicles achieved an all-time-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced. Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg)  — a 0.5 mpg increase over the previous year and an increase of … Continue reading

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Just the facts about Section 609 Certification and refrigerant handling in MVACS


We are always surprised when we receive phone calls from automotive service personnel who have no idea what Section 609 Certification is all about and that there are indeed federally mandated regulations for refrigerant recovery and recycling. The United States … Continue reading

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