F-gas regulation shaking up the HVAC&R industry
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gases globally, but also one of the areas where climate-friendly, energy-efficient alternatives, such as natural refrigerants, are readily available for a growing number of applications. In 2014, the EU took regulatory action to limit the use of these gases through a combination of measures. The EU F-Gas Regulation, which entered into force in 2015, is rapidly changing the face of European industry and influencing markets beyond Europe’s borders.
This report pinpoints some of the key areas in which the Regulation has had the most prominent impact, while highlighting reactions and expectations of a number of industry experts.