Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are a group of industrial chemicals used primarily for cooling, refrigeration, and fire suppression. Many HFCs are also powerful greenhouse gases, and while they are mostly contained in equipment, unintentional leakage or discharge of these chemicals causes greenhouse gas emissions. The TCMP does not have any strategies or actions associated with hydrofluorocarbons.
The TCMP does not have targets associated with the use of or emissions resulting from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). There is no local data that captures emissions of HFCs, and emissions shown above were calculated by using a population adjustment to national emissions.
In 2022, Washington State passed HB 1050, a bill to increase regulation of HFCs. Actions resulting from this legislation should help lower HFC emissions in the state but will not be reflected in emissions estimates unless a local data source is used.
Climate-Friendly Supermarkets uses publicly submitted data on supermarket refrigerant use to highlight the issue of HFC refrigerant use and promote stores that use other technologies