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U.S. EPA’s SF6 Emissions Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems: Results and Prospects

  • A. Kreider

Abstract

Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a potent and persistent greenhouse gas. Over a 100-year time horizon, SF6 has a per-molecule global warming potential (GWP) 23,900 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2), the greenhouse gas of highest concentration in the atmosphere. With an atmospheric lifetime of 3,200 years, SF6 is also a very stable chemical.1

Keywords

Emission Reduction Global Warming Potential Circuit Breaker Electric Power System Sulfur Hexafluoride 
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References

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    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 1996: Climate Change 1995: Impacts, Adaptations and Mitigation of Climate Change: Scientific-Technical Analyses. R.T. Watson, M.C. Zinyowera, R.H. Moss, and D.J. Dokken (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.Google Scholar
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    RAND Environmental Science & Policy Center, 2000: Production and Distribution of SF6 by End-Use Application. K.D. Smythe, Proceedings of “SF6 and Environment: Emission Reduction Strategies,” http://www.epa.gov/highgwpl/sf6/proceedings.htmlGoogle Scholar
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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2000: Estimate based on data included in 1999 annual reports submitted by partners in the SF6 Emissions Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kreider
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  1. 1.Program Manager for the SF6 Emissions Reduction Partnership for Electric Power Systems, Global Programs DivisionU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyWashingtonUSA

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