Tag : F-Gas
Global agreement could not be reached in responding to the conclusions of a landmark climate change report during the ongoing 24th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Poland.
Enforcement is just one of the pressing challenges facing efforts by the EU cooling industry in trying to phase-out use of higher GWP refrigerant. The claims have been made amidst fears that the unknown scope of illegal trade for such gasses could derail any progress made by industry under the F-Gas regulation.
Illegal and counterfeit refrigerants and the need for fresh efforts to tackle their trade across Europe was a significant concern among attendees at the Chillventa exhibition in October.
A new survey of members of the European contractors’ association AREA has revealed that a majority of respondents are aware of the illegal trade of refrigerant that infringes regulations intended to curb use of higher GWP products.
The UK government has said it will step up preparations to ensure a statutory body that can enforce environmental law in place of EU judicial institutions can be introduced “as soon as is practically achievable”.
RAC Magazine will be hosting a free webinar later this month in connection with Chemours that will consider how industry can brace itself for a ban on R404A and other high GWP products that is just 14 months away.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has said business leaders, especially those in the construction and building services sector, must make tough, but immediate decisions on transitioning to low and no carbon operations following a critical new report on global warming.
September’s RAC Magazine includes a look at parliamentary and industry concerns that have been raised over the challenges in tackling overheating within the nation’s buildings as government faces calls to amend Building Regulations accordingly.
The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has announced several changes in its senior leadership as it braces for a number of challenges around F-Gas regulation and the potential impacts of Brexit.
As the latest round of F-Gas quota reductions takes hold, the cooling industry now has a range of options in deciding how best to switch to lower GWP refrigerant.