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Q835. What factors influenced the trend in emissions for fluorinated chemicals production?


A835.   Reported emissions from the Fluorinated Chemicals sector decreased dramatically from 17.4 MMT CO2e in 2011 to 9.9 MMT CO2e in 2017, a decrease of 43%. The reduction in emissions was driven both by decreased emissions per unit of production and by decreased HCFC-22 production.[1] Because HCFC-22 depletes stratospheric ozone, its use as a refrigerant is scheduled to be phased out by 2020 under the U.S. Clean Air Act.[2]



[1]    2012 Fluorinated Chemicals industrial profile. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Available at:  https://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgrp-chemicals-sector-industrial-profile.

[2]    Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2016. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. April 12, 2018. EPA 430-R-18-003. Available at: https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/inventory-us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-and-sinks-1990-2016


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Source: Brian Cook, (email - 9/18/2017), updated per K. Chiu 10/10/18

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