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24.02.2020

Climate efforts hampered by growing black market for illegal gases in the EU

There is a growing black market for illegally imported HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) gases. Illegal HFCs are brought into Europe outside of defined quotas set in plac...

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14.02.2020

EFCTC welcomes continued Commission action to enforce the F-gas Regulation

EFCTC welcomes the action by the European Commission to escalate the case against Romania for failing to adopt measures on penalties for breaches in the F-gas R...

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29.11.2019

Kroll – EFCTC seminar – Who is funding HFC Illegal trade?

EFCTC and its Investigation Agency, Kroll, held a seminar in London on 28th November to raise the awareness of the financial community on illegal trade in HFCs....

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21.11.2019

EPEE Press Release- EPEE Committed to work together with the UNEP to raise awareness on sustainable cooling

During the United Nation’s 31st Meeting of the Parties (MoP), taking place this week in Rome, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE),...

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07.11.2019

EPEE Press Release – How cooling can deliver on carbon neutrality and help avoid a climate crisis – #CountOnCooling

Today, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the heating and cooling industry in Europe, publishes its white paper “Cou...

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18.10.2019

F-gas Roundtable: Commission stresses that tackling illegal trade is a major priority

EFCTC members participated in the F-gas Roundtable on 14 October in Brussels. Bente Tranholm-Schwarz, Deputy Head of Unit in DG Climate Action, concentrated her...

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16.09.2019

EFCTC stepping up actions against Illegal Trade in HFCs

Whilst many have taken their Summer vacations, the activities to combat illegal trade in HFCs have gained further momentum. Work has been consolidated on the va...

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02.09.2019

Study for EFCTC shows big holes in Member State implementation and enforcement of the F-gas Regulation

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) carried out an analysis of the legal implementation and enforcement of the F-gas Regulation 517/2014 in 1...

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13.08.2019

EFCTC raises awareness of EU Automobile Service companies on the use of illegally imported HFCs

In response to rapid emergence of illegal traffic of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs- or refrigerants) across the EU, and in order to assist the EU and Member States,...

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