14 November 2011

The EIA urges EU to phase out f-gases by 2020

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is calling on the European Union to phase out HFC refrigerants by 2020.
EIA's new position paper End in Sight: Phasing Out Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in Europe claims that with simple revisions to the F-Gas Regulation, currently under review, Europe could eliminate the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

A phase-out of F-gases in the EU, based on prohibitions on use and placement in products, would save at least 60 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year (equivalent to 10% of the UK's annual greenhouse gas emissions) by 2030, says the EIA.

The EIA calls for an EU-wide phase-out of HFCs by 2020, through a combination of use bans and restrictions on new equipment;

Click here to read and download End in Sight: Phasing Out Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases in Europe.

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