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Mar 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals Denies Request to Rehear HFC Case
This February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied petitions for a rehearing of a controversial ruling the court delivered in August 2017 that barred the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from prohibiting HFCs as replacements for ozone-depleting refrigerants by incumbent users.
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Mar 2018
Congress Extends Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit
Last month, Congress approved federal legislation that included the extension of federal tax credits for residential and commercial GHP installations. The reinstated GHP tax credits are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017, and extended to Jan. 1, 2022. The language also changes an important consideration for commercial GHP projects, making them eligible if commenced by Jan. 1, 2022, rather than placed in service.
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Mar 2018
2019 Proposed U.S. Budget Includes Cuts At EPA
Under the new proposed U.S. budget for 2019 the Trump administration would cut almost a quarter of the EPA’s current budget. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s FY 2018–FY 2022 Strategic Plan emphasizes the Agency’s “Back-to-Basics” agenda. The agenda set out in this plan has three over-arching goals which reflect the Administrator’s core philosophies: (1) refocus the agency back to its core mission; (2) restore power to the states through cooperative federalism; and (3) lead the agency through improved processes and adhere to the rule of law,” notes the EPA website.
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Mar 2018
Con Edison Offering More Incentives for HVAC Programs
This year, Con Edison is providing more incentives for commercial and industrial customers that make HVAC upgrades. The Equipment Rebate program offers cash for the installation of standard energy-efficient equipment, including: HVAC, furnace, boiler and chillers, lighting and lighting controls, refrigeration and non-lighting custom.
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Aug 2017
EPA Reverses Decision to Delay Emissions Rules
On Wednesday, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt reversed an earlier decision to delay the implementation of Obama-era rules reducing air pollutants that cause smog.
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Jul 2017
Video Spotlight: Energy Efficiency Projects with Financing
A Know Your Customer Education Series presented by The California Hub for Energy Efficiency Financing (CHEEF).
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Jul 2017
EPA Amends Risk Management Program Regulations
The EPA plans to amend its Risk Management Program (RPM) regulations as they relate to accident prevention around hazardous chemicals. Many of these chemicals are regularly used in the HVACR industry by companies and technicians.
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Jun 2017
BREAKING: President Trump Leaves Paris Climate Accord
President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that the U.S. will be leaving the Paris climate accord, reported AP News.
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May 2017
Educators Can Upgrade HVAC Labs with New Grant
Seven educators will receive new HVAC lab tools as part of the Fluke Pressure Calibration Tool Grant Program.
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May 2017
HARDI Applauds Unanimous Passing of CTE Bill
This afternoon HARDI reported that it supports the unanimous passing of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353).
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