Refcom has established an F-Gas committee consisting of key industry figures to oversee and monitor the mandatory certification scheme, independent of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
However, in a sign of the heightening division between the organisation and the Government department, Defra, which appointed Refcom as an F-Gas certification body, declined to join or send any communications after a formal invitation to meet the committee.
Stephen Crocker, Refcom secretary, said: “After our first meeting the committee agreed that it would be useful to have representation from Defra. I contacted them with a formal invitation to either join or send us any communications other than that of the existing F-Gas stakeholder group. Nothing was forthcoming.”
* See RAC September issue for full article