Denmark maintains defiant stance on HFCs

Government backs up substitution policy with advice on substituting f-gases in refrigeration

Danish environment minister Connie Hedegaard has fired another salvo in the ongoing EU controversy over the regulation of f-gases, with an announcement on Monday that the government is to set up an "advisory centre on HFC-free refrigeration" for industry.

Her statement was released the day before the European parliament's environment committee is due to vote on two controversial EU laws on f-gases. One of these requires measures to better contain HFCs used in refrigeration, though parliament's rapporteur has recommended banning HFCs in small domestic fridges (EED 13/09/05).

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