Event called for the right regulatory conditions and the creation of suitable consumer incentives
July 20, 2015
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) hosted a debate on June 30 organized by PubAffairs entitled “Heating and cooling in the Energy Union project: the challenges ahead for implementing an efficiency-based energy approach.”
Industry sources in the United Kingdom have raised concern over so-called “easy install” air conditioning units containing HFCs, which are being marketed at non-refrigeration engineers, despite F-gas concerns.
European contractor’s association AREA has launched its guide on the new F-gas regulation, aimed at clarifying the forthcoming changes for professionals who work in the refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump sectors.
This story was prepared by Danfoss and brings readers up to date on developments in Europe concerning HFC refrigerants. While what happens in Europe does not automatically reflect what will happen stateside, it would be wise for contractors in the United States and Canada to monitor developments overseas.
It’s important for readers within the refrigeration industry to be aware of what’s being talked about in Europe, especially from a regulatory standpoint. There is talk of a phaseout of virgin HFC refrigerant production rather than a phasedown.