MEPs ratchet up planned EU curbs on f-gases

Environment committee votes for regulation with broader restrictions and single environment legal base

The European parliament's environment committee has called for much stronger EU controls on fluorinated greenhouse in stationary applications. Voting on a draft regulation in Brussels on Tuesday, the committee also said member states should be able to maintain stricter national bans.

Refrigeration industry trade body Epee claimed the committee had taken a "step back for sensible policy making on climate change" and had chosen "the most costly and disproportionate options". But Greenpeace hailed a "victory in the battle against global warming" that "vindicates those progressive countries and companies that have already switched to climate-friendly alternatives."

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