Fluorinated greenhouse gases (Regulation No. 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006)

The new F-Gas Regulation aims to cut by 2030 the EU’s F-gas emissions by two-thirds compared with 2014 levels. These are certain fluorinated gases (HFCs, PFCs and sulphur hexafluorides), and cuts will come in particular through improving containment and monitoring of these gases, increasing recovery, and restricting their marketing and use.

From 2008, anyone producing, importing or exporting more than 100 tonnes of CO2-e of any of fluorinated GHGs must communicate the imported or exported amount produced, the applications in which they will be used including the expected emissions, and the amounts recycled, reclaimed or destroyed. A system of quotas is to be put in place starting on 1 January 2015, with values recalculated every three years from 2017.

Quantified targets

Maximum quantity of hydrofluorocarbons to be placed on the market and corresponding quotas by 2015, 2030

Economy Wide | Economy Wide | Fixed Level Target | Base year: 2015

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