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  • n. Plural form of HCFC.


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  • HFCs replaced even more dangerous ozone-depleting chemicals known as HCFCs, themselves a substitute for the chlorofluorocarbons that were the first big target of the Montreal process.

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  • It’s that one of the big chemical companies β€” 3M, I think β€” came up with a CFC alternative, called HCFCs, that was substantially less damaging to the ozone layer.

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » Good And Bad News on Ozone Layer

  • All of those units currently use hydro-chlorofluorocarbons, known as "HCFCs," which destroy stratospheric, or

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  • Take the radiative forcing cause by increasing the atmospheres concentration of gases such as CO2, SF6, CFCs, HCFCs, etc, combined that with their chemical lifetimes and the amount that we put into the atmosphere and you can determine the global warming potential of those gases.

    Matthew Yglesias » Today in Pessimism

  • Bush 43 accelerated by 10 years the Montreal Protocol's phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a refrigerant with a heat-trapping potential hundreds of times more powerful than carbon dioxide [reducing U.S.] greenhouse-gas emissions up to 16 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalent, more than two years 'worth.

    John Tepper Marlin: Green Edge 13: Bush 43's Eco-Legacy

  • Countries taking part in the Montreal Protocol are expected to have tough discussions next week about phasing out another class of ozone-harming chemical, HCFCs, which are used as refrigerants in some air conditioning units, Braathen said.

    Ozone Hole Reappears Over Antarctic | Impact Lab

  • "The central aspect of the negotiations now is the envelope on the amount of money that is needed to accelerate the freezing (and) phase-out of HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons)," UNEP spokesperson Nick Nuttall told AFP.

    Ozone Chemicals Fight Hits Bump | Impact Lab

  • South Africa, for example, relies heavily on HCFCs to cool its gold mines and refuses to interrupt mining while waiting for new specialised air conditioning technologies to be rolled out.

    Ozone Chemicals Fight Hits Bump | Impact Lab

  • Other Gases - CFCs and HCFCs chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons used in refrigeration are also powerful greenhouse gases.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • HCFCs have ozone depletion potentials (ODPs) ranging from 0.01 to 0.1.



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