Consultation outcome

Implementing the new EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulation

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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We received 27 responses to this consultation.

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 have been laid in Parliament. It also includes explanatory memorandum.

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Seeking views on implementing provisions of the new EU F-gases regulation and on the assessment of impact on business.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to implement the main provisions of the EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas regulations in the UK. We also want your views on our assessment of the cost of the new domestic legislation on UK businesses.

Fluorinated gases (F-gases) are powerful greenhouse gases which were largely introduced as replacements to chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which damage the ozone layer. They are used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, insulation foams, electrical equipment, aerosol sprays, medical inhalers, solvents and fire extinguishers.

The 2006 EU Regulation will be replaced by a new one, applying from January 2015, which will lead to an 80% cut in emissions by 2035.

Published 16 December 2014
Last updated 19 February 2015 + show all updates
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