The British Refrigeration Association (BRA) has hit out at the revised F-Gas proposal, claiming that it’s overcomplicated and too ambitious in its targets.
Speaking on behalf of the BRA, Cedric Sloan, FETA director-general, claims the revisions force the industry to make unnecessary and costly changes, which will hamper the industry’s progression.
“We can recognise the need for an HFC phase-down, and as a responsible industry accept it, provided it starts at the correct level and has a measured profile of reductions. Neither of these are in fact in the EC proposal, their base line is too low and the steps too steep and too quick. This over-regulation is simply not needed”, he said.
Mr Sloan emphasises that a phase-down, without bans or limits, is the more practical approach, allowing the industry to adjust organically to new working practises.
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