F-Gas Regulation Update May 2014Climalife UK
The final text of the F-Gas Regulation was published on 20th May 2014 on the Official Journal of the European Union. This text will be known as EU Regulation 517/2014. It will enter into force on 9th June 2014 and apply from 1st January 2015.
F-Gas Regulation Update March 2014Climalife UK
On 12th March 2014 the new F-Gas regulations were adopted as proposed by 644 votes to 19 with 16 abstentions by the Plenary session of the European Parliament.
The vote supports the text that was approved on 18th December 2013 after extensive negotiations.
F-Gas Regulation - updateClimalife UK
F-Gas Regulation - proposed amendmentsClimalife UK
On the 7th November 2012, the European Commission published its plan to revise European Regulation 842/2006. This text relates to fluorinated gases and proposes a certain number of future measures for refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and renewable energy professionals, particularly the phase-down of HFCs.
MAC DirectiveClimalife UK
Only refrigerants with a GWP less than 150 can be used in new vehicle types from 2011. A derogation allowing continued use of 134a ended on 31/12/2012.
From 01/01/2017 all new vehicles must use a refrigerant with a GWP of less than 150.
Hazardous Waste RegulationsClimalife UK
The Hazardous Waste Regulations have been in place in England and Wales since 2005, with some minor modifications in subsequent years. Under these regulations CFC, HCFC and HFC refrigerants are classified as Hazardous waste when they are recovered from a system. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/34904.aspx