Austria relaxes f-gas fire extinguishers law

Austria has announced it will soften restrictions on the use of fluorinated greenhouse gases (f-gases) in fire extinguishers, following a European Commission legal challenge. The Commission last year said Austria's ban on fire extinguishers using f-gases with a global warming potential (GWP) above 3,000 was too restrictive (EED 25/10/04). Austria has revised this to 5,700, in line with the latest data accepted at EU-level. Austria has previously expressed fears that a proposed EU f-gas regulation would force it to undo strict curbs on f-gases in other applications, as air conditioning. See Austrian order.

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