Gradual ban on HFCs proposed

The European Commission wants to reduce the use of the powerful global warming gases mainly used in refrigerators and air-conditioners.

The European Commission proposed today (7 November) to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), powerful global warming gases mainly used in refrigerators and air-conditioners. Under the proposal, the use of HFCs will be cut to one fifth of today’s use between 2015 and 2030.

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