F-Gas Regulation Review - Archives

 

The trialogue negotiation between the EU co-legislators (Council, EU Parilament, Commission) has started on October 7th.

Three meetings already took place.

See Common Industry comments on the F-Gas Review.

January 2014 : Indicative plenary sitting date  : 13/01/2014


EPPE Statement  : European Parliament asks for the impossible and does not care who pays the bill
1) Procedure File page
2) PreLex Page (Monitoring of the decision-making process between institutions)
3) Impact Assessment (Dir G) :  Impact Assessment on fluorinated greenhouse gases
See also :EFCTC Position on the Revision of the F-Gas RegulationEFCTC PR on the draft Report on the European Parliament and of the Council on Fluorinated Gases

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The Proposal differs from an earlier draft that was leaked early October.

It will follow the normal path of the EU legislative process :

  • A Council Position must be adopted
  • The EU Parliament first reading (in 2013) can vote to accept it
  • If not, EU Parliament’s amendments will be brought to a second reading (in 2014 very probably), leading to the conciliation process.

More info

Commission’s PR on the Draft Proposal publication (extracts)

The proposed revision of the F-gas Regulation aims to reduce F-gas emissions by two-thirds of today's levels by 2030. It also bans the use of F-gases in some new equipment where viable more climate-friendly alternatives are readily available.
Today's proposal introduces a phase-down measure from 2015 which limits the total amount of the most significant group of F-gases - hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – that can be sold in the EU and reduces this in steps to one fifth of today's sales by 2030.

MOP 24 Presentation - Proposed EU Regulation on F-Gases

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Additional Information

SKM Enviros study Phase Down of HFC Consumption in the EU – Assessment of Implications for the RAC Sector - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Earlier Draft

The November 2012 Draft Proposal 643(2012) differs from an earlier draft that leaked early October.

Positions commenting on the earlier Revision proposal


EFCTC Position Paper - Comments to the proposal for an F-Gas Regulation (1/10/2012)

EPEE Position Paper - EPEE POSITION ON THE REVISION OF THE REGULATION ON CERTAIN FLUORINATED GASES (Sept. 2012)

EPEE Press release - A cap and phase-down of F-Gases is the most cost-effective measure to reduce direct emissions from heating and cooling (4/10/2012)

AFCE - Position de l’AFCE face à la révision du règlement 842/2006 (in French)

Documents

A service contract has been awarded, whose main objectives are:

  • Reviewing international and national markets and policies on F-Gases;
  • assessing the effectiveness of the present regulation;
  • developing implementation options for an international emission reduction
    arrangement for HFCs and other F-gases and identifying technically feasible,
    effective, efficient and consistent options for further EU action;
  • analysing the economic, social and environmental impacts of identified options.

Contract Specifications

Positions

•    ACRIB -  Statement on the F-Gas Review
•    AREA - Review of Regulation 842/2006 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases
•    EPEE Position Paper: Recommendations for improvement of the F-Gas Regulation.
•    EUROVENT Position Paper : on the review of the Regulation (EC) no. 842/2006
•    JBCE - JRAIA Joint Position Paper on the F-Gas Review