Despite fears of unachievable targets and costly changes, the industry has broadly welcomed the long-awaited revisions to the F Gas Regulation
Defra releases progress report on F-Gas from UK point of view and announces intention to meet industry in March or April
Lithuanian presidency expresses satisfaction at achieving a deal before end of year
The European Parliament has now published the text for its informal agreement for the F-Gas Regulations. We have reproduced the table of key dates and, for those who want to pore over the detail, we have enclosed the official document too. Importantly, use of recycled or reclaimed HFCs will give a significant period of grace for contractors and end users
EIA calls news of bans and phasedown ‘the beginning of the end for HFCs in Europe’
The negotiations in Brussels have concluded on the fourth round, so new Regulations are now expected by next summer and application by as soon as 2015, subject to approvals.
A group of Democrats has written to the US environment agency the EPA urging it to start its own phase-down of HFCs rather than wait for a global decision via the Montreal Protocol
The European Flourocarbons Technical Committee has called on the European Council and Parliament to conclude the first reading agreement for F-Gas Regulation to avoid confusion in the market.
MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations this week on a timetable for phasing out HFCs, however further delays could mean a wait of up to two years for decision.
Climate Center urging customers not to wait for the impending review of F-Gas regulations to review refrigerant options.