The Clean Cooling Coalition considers the presented EU F-Gas proposal a step forward in the right direction, but there is still room for greater ambition.
The Clean Cooling reference
at European level
We want an ambitious EU legislation fostering innovation and maintaining global HVAC&R leadership.
We believe the fastest way to decarbonise the heating and cooling sectors is to foster the use of natural refrigerants across all segments of the HVAC&R industry.
We share the concern on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by five European countries’ chemical authorities in charge of drafting the Restriction Intention. This regulatory measure is likely to affect most of the fluorinated synthetic refrigerants in use today, and we support this effort aimed at tackling the reduction of these fluorinated substances.
As regulatory efforts on fluorinated gases at global level (Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol) and at European Union level (EU F-Gas Regulation and REACH Restriction Intention) set the path for all HVAC&R industry’s stakeholders, the long-term viability of these substances is in question. The need to increasingly grow the number of HVAC&R’s experts within the clean cooling and natural refrigerants sector is therefore evident.
The Norwegian Environment Agency released a virtual briefing on the PFAS Restriction Intention with specific regard to f-gases.