The California Grocers Association Educational Foundation offers its members seminars and webinars that address important, timely issues related to the grocery industry. Listed below is an overview of the webinars currently available. (Past Webinars are accessible via our Webinar Archive page.)
To register for a specific webinar, click the “Register Here” link below each description.
Refrigeration, Climate Change and the Changing Regulatory Framework
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 10:00 am
The California Air Resources Board approved the Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Strategy on March 23 of this year, a plan for reaching mandated targets including a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2030, below 2013 levels. HFCs are commonly used in grocery stores today. The Strategy was required by SB 605 and SB 1383 (Lara) as a key part of the state’s overall climate change effort. The webinar will discuss the proposed measures for California as well as the changing regulatory framework both nationally and internationally, including the global HFC phasedown that was adopted last October (2016) as an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The webinar will also discuss refrigeration technologies going forward that are being designed to meet the HFC measures identified in the Strategy, and the incentive options and other assistance available today that can help with early adoption.
Glenn Gallagher, Staff Air Pollution Specialist
Jason Meggs, Air Pollution Specialist