The regulation aims to completely phase out the consumption of HFCs in the EU by 2050.
It also introduces phase-out dates for f-gases in sectors where alternatives are ‘technologically and economically feasible.’
The most commonly used f-gases will be reduced by 95% by 2030 compared to 2015, going down to zero by 2050, the world’s first total HFC phase out.
The parliamentarian was particularly focused on heat pumps during his address at the ATMO Europe Summit, warning that PFAS could undermine progress within the sector.
UPDATE: Call to Action: Natural Refrigerant Manufacturers Draft Letter and Seek Support for Last EU F-gas Regulation Trilogue
The letter details requests for policymakers and will be delivered to policymakers active on the revision of the EU F-gas Regulation in September and October 2023.
NGOs and natural refrigerant equipment suppliers praise the ambitious position taken on f-gas removal, but the EPEE looks for more ‘balance’ in coming negotiations.
European Parliament Approves Bans of HFCs and HFOs in Multiple Applications and HFC Phase Out by 2050
In an ambitious vote, the Parliament adopted most of the f-gas bans proposed by ENVI, including on heat pumps.
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Sent to German authorities, the statement says natural alternatives to f-gases have been proven over time.