U.S. EPA added three hydrocarbons as acceptable alternatives in household and small commercial refrigerators and freezers through the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. EPA took action after requests from Ben and Jerry’s and General Electric, as well as A.S. Trust & Holdings, and True Manufacturing, a family-owned small business. The newly-approved hydrocarbon refrigerants – already widely in use in Europe — can be used to replace CFC-12 and HCFC-22 in household refrigerators, freezers, combination refrigerator-freezers, and commercial stand-alone units. In addition, EPA published final use conditions for CO2 as a refrigerant in new cars and trucks. EPA previously approved use of HFO-1234yf (GWP of 4) for use in motor vehicle A/C systems. EPA’s action further increases the options for effective, climate-friendly refrigerants in the U.S.