UK Progress on reducing F-gas Emissions Contents



1 Introduction

What are F-gases and why do they matter?

F-gases and Climate Change

What action is being taken to address F-gases?

EU action on F-gases

International action on F-gases

The Work of the Committee

2 Progress on reducing F-gases

Progress in hitting the EU’s HFC Quota

F-gases, the UK Carbon Budgets and Green House Gas Emissions

Specific examples where the Government could make more progress

Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs)

Heat Pumps and HFCs

Government Procurement and F-gases: Tracking Progress

3 Enforcement of F-gas Regulations and the MAC Directive

Non-Compliance and resourcing of the current F-gas Regime in the UK

Introducing civil penalties for F-gas breaches

Inconsistencies in who can handle F-gases

4 The Impact of leaving the EU on the UK’s F-gas Regime

Options for regulating F-gases after the UK leaves the UK

Replacing EU regulatory and oversight bodies if the UK leaves the EU’s regulatory regime

F-gases and Trade Deals

Leaving the EU and Devolution

The UK and International Environmental Agreements

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix: F-gases

F-gas properties, applications and uses

HFCs: General characteristics

HFCs and refrigeration

HFCs and air conditioning

HFC in heat pumps and fire protection equipment

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)

Sulphur hexafluoride (SF66)

Nitrogen Trifluoride (NF3)

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 25 April 2018