Clinton would continue Obama policies like the Climate Action Plan that support natural refrigerant adoption, while Trump would rescind them.
The HVAC&R industry in the U.S. and globally – including makers and end users of natural refrigerant systems – will be impacted by the results of the U.S. presidential election taking place next Tuesday, November 8.
That’s because two major-party candidates have radically different policies on climate change, energy policy and environmental regulations. Here is a breakdown of these policies.
Most notably, in his public statements, Republican Donald Trump has taken a dismissive tone towards the threat of climate change, while promising unrestrained production of fossil fuels. By contrast, Democrat Hillary Clinton has committed to continuing the efforts of the Obama administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and head off the worst effects of climate change.
“On his campaign website, Trump states intention to “cancel the Paris Climate Agreement.”
For example, in 2013 President Obama announced the Climate Action Plan (CAP), which calls for international and domestic action to reduce greenhouse gases, including HFCs. The plan, for example, calls for his administration to reduce HFCs by purchasing alternatives whenever feasible. The White House has hosted two meetings with the private sector where companies outlined their efforts to cut HFC use, including the transition to natural refrigerants.
By contrast, on his campaign website Trump promises to rescind the Climate Action Plan.
Here are some other examples taken from their campaign websites.
Clinton intends to: