California updates plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (CARB) has recommended that the State phase down hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants commonly used in commercial foodservice equipment, such as R134 and R404.

The 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan builds on earlier recommendations and outlines steps the State may take to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, fluorinated gases (refrigerants) and methane. Doing so is part of California’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent by 2030 (from 1990 levels), and further reduce GHG emissions by 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels).