Representing the full value chain of the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sector (RACHP) in Europe, the signatories of this joint statement express their strong concerns about the draft report by the lead Rapporteur of the F-gas Regulation Revision, MEP Bas Eickhout, from 10 October 2022.
The co-signatories share the EU’s Green Deal ambition to accelerate the transition towards climate neutrality by 2050. To achieve this goal, a careful balance needs to be struck between reducing emissions from HFCs (used as refrigerants in RACHP equipment) and reducing emissions by installing more heat pumps. The amendments put forward by the Rapporteur would jeopardize energy saving targets and strengthen the European dependence on fossil fuel sources in the next years.
Read the full position paper here.