Gorebull warbling hysteria has infected everything:
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell announced today that its new low-global-warming refrigerant for use in automobile air conditioning systems has received final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The approval allows the refrigerant, HFO-1234yf, to be used in new cars in the U.S. HFO-1234yf has a global-warming-potential (GWP) that is 99.7 percent less than HFC-134a, the refrigerant currently used in most car air conditioning systems. The EPA granted the approval under its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
“This is a significant step toward global adoption of this new refrigerant, which provides automakers with a near drop-in replacement for today’s refrigerant while helping them meet new regulatory standards,” said Terrence Hahn, vice president and general manager for Honeywell Fluorine Products. (Press release)