Large majority of vote rule in favour of F-Gas revision agreement.
The proposed F-Gas revision agreement has been approved by the European Parliament’s environment committee by large majority in favour of the changes.
During the meeting at the end of January 2014, the first item on the agenda, the F-Gas agreement was carried by 46 votes with only one against and three abstentions.
The agreement now goes forward to a full Parliamentary vote in the week commencing 10th of March. It will finally require rubberstamping by the European Council in March and will apply from January 1, 2015.
“One step closer to phase-down of HFC’s and take-up of low GWP’s”
The F-gas revisions agree to include a phase down of HFCs and equipment bans that will see a huge take-up in low GWP gases.
Dubbed by green groups as “the beginning of the end for HFCs”, the deal will introduce a cap on HFC consumption to achieve a 79% reduction by 2030.