Between September and December 2011, the Commission held an internet public consultation on movements to deal with emissions of fluorinated gases. The consultation used to be designed to collect enter for a assessment of Regulation (EC) No 842/2006, for which an Impact Assessment is lately in preparation in view of a suggestion to be introduced in the autumn.
The on-line consultation won 261 responses, 63% of which got here from registered stakeholder organisations, whilst 37% of the respondents recognized themselves as folks.
Respondents overwhelmingly agreed that the present state of play is unsatisfactory. Stakeholders have been, on the other hand, divided on the maximum suitable motion to take.
In the absence of world motion on fluorinated gases, stakeholder organisations most popular higher containment and restoration from fluorinated gas home equipment, adopted by way of voluntary agreements and a phase-down means based totally on quantitative limits for putting fluorinated gases on the marketplace. Public administrations, NGOs, producers of choice apparatus and person respondents indicated that bans would even be suitable. Many respondents thought to be a bundle of measures to be fascinating. Only 2% of all respondents thought to be that “No further motion” used to be vital.
Different responses inside business seem to replicate the numerous utility of fluorinated gases (e.g. in air-conditioning, foams, warmth pumps and refrigeration) and the more than a few sorts of industrial actions concerned (e.g. chemical manufacturers, apparatus producers, provider firms and commercial customers of apparatus). Some commercial gamers expressed issues relating to their competitiveness if a bolstered means is carried out; others – together with administrations and firms providing choices – noticed alternatives and advantages for inexperienced expansion in a shift clear of fluorinated gases.
An in depth research is to be had in the summary of the responses.