The proposal by the commission aims to accelerate technological change to meet the EU's climate and energy objectives. This legislative proposal for the revision of F-Gas will be translated into all official EU languages. Discussions between the different bodies of the European Commission and the stakeholders will start in order to reach a final text to be voted on in the first quarter of 2023.
The main changes compared to the current version are as follows:
- Phasing down the use of HFCs and PFCs extended to 2050 to be in line with the timetable proposed by the Kigali Amendment.
- Change in allowances such as
- Reference value of quotas.
- Metered dose device included.
- Quotas to be paid for.
- Removal of some additional exemptions and bans for placing new equipment on the market (Annex IV) compared to the current F-Gas, for example:
- On heat pumps.
- Removal of the "commercial refrigeration"distinction.
- Removal of the exemption for themaintenance of installations < 40 teq CO2.
- On electrical switchgear.
- On cosmetic products.
- Cross surveillance of the European market by the European authorities and traceability
- Fight against illegal products.
- Extension of the scope of the F-Gas Regulation, for example:
- Certification and recovery of HFOs.
- Training on alternatives.
- Promotion of the use of recycled and reclaimed products.
Have your say: the deadline for comments on the proposed revision of the F-Gas Regulation has been extended to 20 June 2022. Every stakeholder can comment.