22 May 2009 21:20 [Source: ICIS news]
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HR 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES Act), would put more controls on production of hydroflourocarbons (HFC), the Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance (HSIA) said.
Perc is used as an intermediary in the production of hydroflourocarbons (HFC).
“The proposed controls on HFC 125 and 134a production would obviously impact perchloroethylene demand,” the HSIA said. “How much, and how quickly, will depend on what are the next generation of refrigerants and how quickly we can transition to them.”
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed the bill on Thursday.
The bill would cap US industrial and transportation emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHG) and mandate annual reductions to 83% below 2005 levels by 2050.
Some kinds of HFC have been found to contribute to GHG.
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