The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) co-hosts event with the China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) during China Refrigeration in Shanghai.
Government response to consultation on F-Gas enforcement is effectively ‘business as usual’ but Defra does commit to considering database issue in more depth
A ‘light-touch’ approach towards F-Gas enforcement looks set to continue despite calls from industry figures to set up a national database to encourage compliance.
The consultation on how the new F-Gas regulations should be implemented finishes today, January 20, giving cooling firms less than a week to offer its input on how the regulations should be policed and inspected.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has released a guide to the requirements of the updated F-Gas regulation, including the phasing down of HFCs and product bans.
A comprehensive guidance for related to the new EU F-Gas regulation, produced by Gluckman Consulting and Jacobs on behalf of Defra, is now online and available to view.
Industry concern over 'easy install' air conditioning units as new F-Gas Regulation comes into effect in January
Industry sources have raised concern over so-called ‘Easy install air conditioning units containing HFCs, which are being marketed at non-refrigeration engineers, despite F-Gas concerns.
As the deadline looms, doubts regarding full R22 compliance and the ability to police the ban effectively have been raised.
Government issues consultation document giving industry until January 20 to respond to questions over implementation. Consultation reveals that Environment Agency has just two staff for enforcement activity.
European contractors’ association AREA has updated its Guidance on minimum requirements for contractors’ training & certification on low GWP Refrigerants.