AHRI Issues Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

AHRI Issues Statement on U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

After President Donald Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, AHRI issued a statement.

After President Donald Trump announced yesterday he would pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) issued the following statement:

 

“The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today stressed that the President's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord will not change the commitment of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating industry to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

"'The fact that the United States government has decided to seek alternative avenues other than the Paris Accord to address its energy and environmental objectives does not in any way alter the resolve of America's HVACR and water heating industry to reduce the environmental impact of the products and equipment we manufacture,’ said Stephen Yurek, AHRI President & CEO. ‘Our industry has demonstrated its commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship both domestically and abroad, which is evident in the global array of heating, cooling, water heating, and commercial refrigeration products that are more technologically advanced – while being more energy efficient – than ever before,’ he added.”

As directed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, One World Trade Center in New York City is illuminated with green light June 1, 2017. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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