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EPEE takes low emissions pledge

EPEE_logoBRUSSELS: Industry body EPEE says it will set up a low emissions task force as one of a number of new measures to support Europe’s F-gas regulation.

Spurred by the UN Climate Summit, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has issued a pledge in which the European refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump industry commits to taking concrete, proactive action to facilitate the implementation of the EU F-gas regulation.

The commitments focus on raising awareness of the F-gas regulation and promoting the rules, as well as supporting a smooth and viable transition towards lower emission technologies.

Significantly, EPEE it says it will set up a Low Emissions Task Force to examine how to overcome barriers to the uptake of low emissions technologies and to monitor the effectiveness of the regulation.

EPEE’s education commitments include organising regular and tailored events to raise awareness of the new rules, developing specific communication tools to enhance industry’s understanding of its new obligations, and increasing cooperation with installers, owners, and schools to ensure all parts of the chain understand their responsibilities.

“EPEE members are determined to make the EU’s new F-gas rules work and are ready to help the EU and its member states reach their targets and ensure that Europe remains a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said EPEE director general Andrea Voigt.

“EPEE supports the new EU rules and is calling for global action to tackle and reduce HFC consumption in a way that is economically viable, compatible with high safety standards, and has energy efficiency at its heart,” she added.

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