Fluorocarbons are used as feedstocks, as refrigerants, as solvents and as blowing agents for insulation plastic foams. The Sector Group’s main objective is to monitor the constantly changing legislation related to HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorinated carbons) and SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride), CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), in the EU and at global level.Read more
The final agreed text was approved on 17th December by the European Member States ambassadors. It will then be published and sent to the Parliament and Council for final approval. This will require a vote in the Parliament Environment Committee and then the Parliament plenary which will probably be in February or March 2014 and it will, afterwards, require approval by the European Council. Neither approvals are likely to be controversial – the vote in both is either “yes/no”; changes (other than legal corrections) cannot be proposed/made.
Madrid, 14 Enero 2015
Comisión Europea - DG CLIMA