Joint-Industry Comments on the review of the F-Gas Regulation

Given their pivotal role in achieving the EU’s climate and energy goals, the signatories of this statement representing the value chain of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector in Europe, would like to raise strong concerns related to the modelling approach taken by the consultants and presented at the DG CLIMA Stakeholder Workshop on 6 May 2021. 

Representing the full value chain of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector (RACHP) in Europe, the signatories of this joint statement support the European Green Deal and its objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Accounting for half of the total final energy consumption in Europe, the RACHP sector offers a large cost-effective potential to facilitate decarbonisation through energy efficiency improvements, the electrification of heating via heat pumps and by facilitating a more circular approach to energy, including the integration of renewables into the energy system.

Given the pivotal role of the RACHP sector in achieving the EU’s climate and energy goals, we would like to raise our strong concerns related to the modelling approach taken by the consultants and presented at the DG CLIMA Stakeholder Workshop on 6 May 2021. In short, we believe that it does not provide the technical justification to support the policy options proposed by the consultants. In addition, the F-Gas Regulation has already proven to yield substantial emission savings showing that it follows the right approach. 

 

Download the joint comments here