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.