The European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA) welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a review of existing F-gas Regulation (842/2006). EIGA supports the aim of reducing the environmental impact of fluorinated gases through a balanced phase-down approach.
However, EIGA is concerned that the Commission’s current proposal would have significant impact on the Industrial Gases industry as it does not take into account a number of technical challenges that are unique to our sector.
If the proposal were enacted in its current form, it would lead to equipment redundancy, inefficiency, cost and reliability penalties and a risk of distortion of competition; it would also lead to an overall increase in greenhouse gas emissions. EIGA notes that these consequences would be contrary to the stated objectives of the Regulation and presents four suggested solutions.
The Position Paper provides EIGA’s position on four specific aspects of the draft regulation.
Reference: PP 39/13
Size: 60 KByte
Date added: 08/02/13 - 10:51:09