The F-gas Regulation is arguably the most important and impactful piece of EU legislation for our sector. Its provisions dictate the conditions under which our contractors carry out most of their operations.
European RACHP contractors represented by AREA remain fully committed to the transition to climate-friendly alternatives to f-gases. For such a transition to be a success, several conditions ought to be met: the timing needs to be aligned with market and technological realities, equipment obsolescence should not be unduly forced, and alternative refrigerants – most of which are also greenhouse gases – should be properly regulated.
With this in mind, AREA provides in this position (available for download below) its opinion on the proposal for a revision and make concrete suggestions for changes to ensure that the overall EU ambition is preserved.