Saturday, December 22, 2012

European Commission Holds Firm, Rejects Daimler's Push to Block New Climate-Friendly Refrigerant

Good news today from Brussels, as the European Community holds firm and rejects last-minute pressure from by Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz, to block the introduction of a climate-friendly refrigerant in car air conditioners. As I've written here and here, the world auto industry is on the verge of a transition from HFC-134a, a powerful heat-trapping gas with 1,430 times the climate-changing power of carbon dioxide, to HFO-1234yf, a chemical with just 1/360th the punch.

http://theenergycollective.com/daviddoniger/163641/european-commission