Biden admin issues eco regulations impacting air conditioners, refrigerators

Fox News cites Senior Fellow Ben Lieberman on EPA regulations targeting HFCs:

“This is likely to raise the costs — it may raise it substantially — of your next new air conditioning system,” Ben Lieberman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Fox News Digital in an interview. “One of the issues is that the new refrigerants, the new eco-friendly refrigerants, are classified as flammable. So, there are all kinds of precautions that have to be taken when you have an air conditioning system with flammable refrigerants.”

“This is putting the climate agenda above the best interests of consumers,” Lieberman continued. “Anybody who wants the eco-friendly version is free to buy it regardless. The only thing that these regulations do is make the more expensive, but supposedly environmentally-friendly option, the only option. And that could only be bad news for prices, especially when you’re restricting competition in this manner.”

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