A coalition of European campaigners has called on governments to support ambitious measures to reduce HFC emissions.
HFCs can be and should be handled right away under the Montreal Protocol, said the US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has hit back at manufacturers’ association EPEE, after it voiced cost concerns over potential changes in F-Gas policy.
EPEE calls for ambitious yet realistic agreement on the F-gas review in First Reading
The parties negotiating the final passage of the F-Gas regulations are preparing for compromises on key points in order to move the proposals into EU law.
An agreement between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being seen as a key step towards a global agreement to phase down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.
Contractors’ association AREA has sent a letter alerting the national authorities in Europe of the consequences of dropping the ban on pre-charge equipment following a potential shift in F-Gas policy by Brussels.
Australia’s Carbon Tax and HFC Levy has placed a significant burden on the industry in terms of cost and training, with many challenges still to be tackled, according to an industry consultant - simply register to view
A huge unforeseen financial cost will be incurred by the industry and the end-user if the current EU F-Gas proposals are accepted, industry experts have warned - free to view, simply register
British Refrigeration Association president John Austin Davies urges regulators to take a pragmatic approach to ensure supply chain has enough meet the demands of HFC phase-downs safely and without undue business risk