The revised F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 has been published on May 20 in the Official Journal of the European Union. The text, which repeals the 2006-F-Gas Regulation, enters into force on June 9 and will apply from 2015.
To clarify the procedure to be followed by new entrants to become eligible to receive quota, the European Commission published its ‘Notice to producers and importers of hydrofluorocarbons and to new undertakings intending to place hydrofluorocarbons in bulk on the market in the European Union’ on May 21.
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Currently the necessary implementing acts are being prepared to render the Regulation properly applicable by January 2015. Official information can be obtained through the European Commission’s website
The 2014 F-Gas Regulation aims at cutting EU’s F-gas emissions by two-thirds compared with 2014 levels.
The final text was approved on 17th December 2013 by the European Member States ambassadors. Following steps were its acceptance by votes in the Parliament Environment Committee and then in the Parliament plenary, and finally by the EU Council of Ministers on 14 April 2014.
Find here the text.
The final agreed text for the F-Gas Regulation review was approved on 17th December 2013 by the European Member States ambassadors. It has been accepted by a vote, firstly in the Parliament Environment Committee and then in the Parliament plenary, where it was adopted by 644 votes to 19, with 16 abstentions, and finally by the EU Council of Ministers on 14 April.
The Regulation establishes the following:
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.
On 19th June 2013, the ENVI Committee adopted compromise amendments to the Commission’s Draft Proposal 643 (2012) .
See: EFCTC Position on EU Parliament ENVI Committee vote on F-Gas Regulation
Summary of the Commission’s Proposal, detailing the main new elements compared with the present F-gas Regulation 842(2006)
The Draft Proposal’s main elements are :