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Definition(s):

  • (n) a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere

News

  • Explosion of Super Greenhouse Gases Expected Over Next Decade

    WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- China and India are expected to release vast amounts of the chemical hydroflourocarbon-23 (HFC-23) into the atmosphere, causing global greenhouse gas emissions to skyrocket, according to a new report launched today by the Environmental Investigation Agency. HFC-23, a by-product in the production of a chemical (HCFC-22) primarily used in air ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The emissions of things like HCFC- 22 - we had thought they were sufficiently in control, that we didn't have to worry about them," said Joe Farman, the British geophysicist who discovered the ozone hole.
    on Feb 22, 2007 By: Joe Farman Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are going to freeze the use of HCFCs at 2009 levels by 2013. We are going to mitigate the use of HCFC by 10% by 2015 as compared to 2009 levels and bring it to zero by 2030," Jairam Ramesh said, unveiling India's roadmap to phase out the...
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Jairam Ramesh Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "We believe that going green isn't just ecologically sound but also economically beneficial. The Maldives is famed for its luxury resorts, whose refrigeration systems are the source of most of the country's HCFC emissions. Moving early to phase-out...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Mohamed Nasheed Source: Media Newswire (press release)

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