phasedown

noun
phase·​down | \ ˈfāz-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce phasedown (audio) \

Definition of phasedown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a gradual reduction (as in operations or size) : a slowing down by phases

phase down

verb
phased down; phasing down; phases down

Definition of phase down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to reduce the size or amount of by phases phase down the program

intransitive verb

: to undergo reduction by phases

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Examples of phasedown in a Sentence

Verb tourism along the coast phases down after Labor Day
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Over the next 15 years, the HFC phasedown would reduce 900 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, more than the total annual emissions of Germany, Rhodium says. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Is the huge clean energy and climate bill passage a model for Biden?," 22 Dec. 2020 Wetstone, like many other clean energy advocates, is calling on Congress to temporarily allow clean energy companies to redeem tax credits as cash payments and to put off the phasedown of renewable energy tax credits. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Clean energy needs help from Congress to reverse job losses, industry advocates warn," 16 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The package is headlined by a measure to phase down hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a climate-warming refrigerant, by 85% by 2035, which would be one of the most significant emissions-reducing measures ever passed. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Congress set to pass the 'biggest action ever taken' to address climate change," 21 Dec. 2020 There’s a problem with that logic though: The agreement to phase down hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, a potent climate-warming refrigerant, by 85% by 2035, is in essence a mandate. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Is the huge clean energy and climate bill passage a model for Biden?," 22 Dec. 2020 The new legislation would require the nation’s chemical manufacturers to phase down the production and use of coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. Coral Davenport, New York Times, "Climate Change Legislation Included in Coronavirus Relief Deal," 21 Dec. 2020 Like the Paris Agreement, the Obama administration also helped negotiate the HFC deal, known as the Kigali Amendment, which would set the U.S. and the world on a path to phase down the refrigerants over the next several decades. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy, presented by API: The latest on the clean energy deal," 15 Dec. 2020 Currently, wind projects must break ground by the end of 2020 to qualify for the federal credits, and the solar tax credits phase down over the next couple of years. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Clean energy needs help from Congress to reverse job losses, industry advocates warn," 16 June 2020 The clean energy incentives are set to phase down over the next couple of years. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "‘Worse than we thought’: Clean energy lost almost 450,000 jobs in April," 13 May 2020 Wind and solar developers are asking for more time to get projects in service and still collect the full value of renewable energy tax credits that are set to begin phasing down next year. Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg.com, "Left-Behind Industries Clamor for Billions in Next Stimulus Bill," 10 May 2020 Those are potent greenhouse gases typically used in refrigeration and cooling, and the Obama EPA had sought to phase down their use. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Outside Trump allies warn against oil tariffs," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of phasedown

Noun

1958, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1970, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Phasedown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phasedown. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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