Ban on Fluorinated Gases in Cars
Publication date: 12 October 2005
Members of Parliament's Environment Committee want to see a crackdown on fluorinated greenhouse gases. This is the significance of two reports adopted yesterday, one on a general regulation on fluorinated gases (A6-0301/2005) and the other on car air conditioning systems (A6-0294/2005). The two reports were drafted by Avril Doyle MEP.
report_final_doyle_flgases.pdf (265 KB)
report_final_doyle_mac.pdf (159 KB)
Regarding the draft directive on car air conditioning systems, MEPs overwhelmingly approved the Council's common position with two minor amendments. There is thus no further obstacle to the aims of this directive: the elimination of fluorinated gases with a GWP greater than 150 in new models from 2011 and in all types of vehicle from 2017.
On 1 July 2005, the Council had split the original proposal (COM(2003) 492 - COD(2003) 0189) into two different texts, by leaving a Regulation to cover most aspects (COM(2005) 296 final - COD(2003) 0189 A), but creating a separate Directive to cover air conditioning requirements for vehicles (COM(2005) 296 final - COD(2003) 0189 B, see also Official Journal C183).
com2003_0492_fluorinated_gases.pdf (152 KB)
oj_c183_mac.pdf (277 KB)
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