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Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)

Transition to Low-GWP Alternatives in Passenger Vehicle Air Conditioners

This fact sheet provides current information on low global warming potential (GWP) alternatives in newly manufactured passenger vehicle air conditioners (ACs), in lieu of high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are powerful greenhouse gases (GHG) thousands of times more potent per pound than carbon dioxide (CO2), but more climate-friendly alternatives are becoming available.

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