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Commission allocates 2016 quotas to companies selling fluorinated gases

  • Start date : 23/09/2015 00:00:00
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The European Commission has allocated quotas to companies selling hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the EU in 2016. This is the latest step in a gradual reduction in the amount of  the climate-warming gases that can be sold in the EU.

 

It follows the adoption of the new EU Regulation on fluorinated gases (F-gases) in 2014, which aims to reduce emissions of the gases by two-thirds by 2030 compared to today's levels.

HFCs, the most common F-gases, are thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2). Companies can see their quotas in the HFC Registry, under the F-gas Portal.