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F-GAS LATEST: Revised F-Gas Regulations


of 16 April 2014

on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006

is now published!

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The final agreed text was approved on 18th December by the European Member States ambassadors. It will then be published and sent to the Parliament and Council for final approval. This will require a vote in the Parliament Environment Committee and then the Parliament plenary which will probably be in February or March 2014 and it will, afterwards, require approval by the European Council. It is not expected to be held up or modified in any way during this ratification process.

The main features of the revised F-Gas Regulation:

  1. Cap and phase-down for the placing on the market of HFCs
  2. Bans or restrictions based on GWP of the use of F-Gases in some new equipment
  3. Conditions on the placing on the market of products and equipment containing or relying upon F-Gases
  4. Future restrictions on servicing/maintenance of equipment using HFCs
  5. Rules regarding containment, use, recovery and destruction of HFCs
  6. The Regulation will apply from 1st January 2015

The aim of the agreed Regulation is to reduce F-Gas emissions by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030 and to encourage the use of viable and more climate-friendly alternatives where they are readily available... read more »