ACR-News
26 April 2012

Stakeholders call for changes to the F-gas regulations

THE vast majority of respondents to the EC's consultation on the review of the F-gas regulations have agreed the existing law is not sufficient but are divided on the appropriate action to take.
Between September and December 2011, the Commission held an online public consultation on actions to address emissions of fluorinated gases. The consultation was designed to gather input for a review of the F-gas regulations. An impact assessment is currently in preparation in view of a proposal to be presented in the autumn.

The online consultation received 261 responses, 63% of which came from registered stakeholder organisations, while 37% of the respondents identified themselves as individuals. The country with most responses was France (61 total responses), followed by Germany (32), UK (26), Belgium (16) and Italy (12).

Of those who responded, 84% found that the current status quo of implementing the existing regulation was not sufficient. While some stakeholders believed that better implementation would suffice, others wanted to see further legal action.

Only a tiny minority of all respondents (2%) thought that no further action would be an appropriate response for the EU in the absence of progress at the global level. Similarly, only 10% of respondents thought the current status quo (ie existing legal rules and level of implementation) is sufficient.

The summary can be downloaded here: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/0011/summary_en.pdf

World Refrigeration Day

Industry has embraced the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) with events happening all over the world....

  25-Jun-2019

New R32 VRF provides complete solution

Mitsubishi Electric has launched new R32 VRF air conditioning systems to offer the UK market what it claims to be the first complete range of lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) solutions....

  13-Sep-2019

New NOVUS I/O Module Leads Industry 4.0 to DIN Rail

DigiRail Connect can be used as a slave device in Modbus RTU networks that have RS485 interface or as a server device in Modbus TCP networks that have Ethernet.
  09-Sep-2019
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News

Diary

Hampshire Cool Talk Breakfast Briefing
Queen Mary University "Enhanced condensation heat transfer" Huasheng Wang
HVR Awards
IoR Northern branch annual dinner
IoR Scotland annual dinner