Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006

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The 'new' F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 maintains many measures of the 'old' F-Gas Regulation 842/2006, in particular related to leak prevention, recovery, certification of technicians and selected restrictions on the use and marketing of F-gases. Large reductions in F-gas use and emissions are expected from a new measure, which will progressively cap allowed sales of HFCs on the EU market ('phase-down'). Reductions are also expected from bans of F-gases with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP).

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Emissions and supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases Emissions and supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases The indicator tracks trends since 1990 in anthropogenic emissions of the fluorinated greenhouse gases listed below. The indicator also tracks trends since 2007 in the supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases. Furthermore, the shares of major intended applications of EU supply are given for the latest available reporting year. EU supply is a parameter derived from company reporting under the F-gas Regulation that provides information on the actual use of fluorinated greenhouse gases by EU industries. It is focussed on potentially emission-relevant supplies of gases to EU industries and thus does not cover supplies intended for feedstock use or destruction. The lists of gases covered in the supply part of the indicator differ between the 2007-2013 time period and the time period starting 2014. For the time period 2007-2013, only data on supply in bulk are available. (The term 'bulk' refers to shipments of gases contained in gas containers of all sizes, ranging from large ISO containers of several tonnes to small gas bottles of a few grams). Since 2014, supply within products and equipment has been recorded. Both of these add up to total EU supply. Bulk supply is calculated by first adding reported amounts for production bulk imports reclamation stocks from own production or imports held on 1 January of the reporting year and then subtracting the following reported amounts: bulk exports amounts used as feedstock amounts imported for destruction amounts from own production sent for destruction before sales stocks from own production or imports held on 31 December of the reporting year. Supply in products and equipment is the gas content of products and equipment imported and placed on the EU market. List of gases  All listed gases are tracked for emissions since 1990. Gases given in bold are not tracked for supply in all years since 2007. Gases beyond the supply scope only for 2007-2013 are given in italics. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) Other perfluorinated gases HFC-23 PFC-14 (CF4) SF6 HFC-32 PFC-116 (C2F6) NF3 HFC-41 PFC-218 (C3F8)   HFC-43-10mee PFC-3-1-10 (C4F10)   HFC-125 PFC-318 (c-C4F8)   HFC-134 PFC-4-1-12 (C5F12)   HFC-134a PFC-5-1-14 (C6F14)   HFC-143 PFC-9-1-18 (C10F18)   HFC-143a PFC-216 (c-C3F6)   HFC-152     HFC-152a     HFC-161     HFC-227ea     HFC-236cb     HFC-236ea     HFC-236fa     HFC-245ca     HFC-245fa     HFC-365mfc     Where the gases above are used or emitted as part of a mixture of gases, the respective shares are accounted for. For tracking HFC consumption under the Montreal Protocol, only the HFC shares of HFC-containing mixtures are accounted for. HFC-161 is excluded from the scope of the Montreal Protocol.
Production, sales and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) Production, sales and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) The indicator tracks trends since 1990 in anthropogenic emissions of the following fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), differentiated by HFCs, PFCs and SF 6 . HFCs PFCs SF6 HFC-23 CF4   HFC-32 C2F6   HFC-41 C3F8   HFC-43-10mee C4F10   HFC-125 c-C4F8   HFC-134 C5F12   HFC-134a C6F14   HFC-152a     HFC-143     HFC-143a     HFC-227ea     HFC-236fa     HFC-245ca     The indicator also tracks trends since 2007 in the aggregated production, bulk imports, bulk exports and consumption of F-gases, differentiated, where available by HFCs, PFCs and SF 6 ; additional F-gases compared to the emissions list are marked in bold. HFCs PFCs SF6 HFC-23 CF4   HFC-32 C2F6   HFC-41 C3F8   HFC-43-10mee C4F10   HFC-125 c-C4F8   HFC-134 C5F12   HFC-134a C6F14   HFC-152a     HFC-143     HFC-143a     HFC-227ea     HFC-236cb     HFC-236ea     HFC-236fa     HFC-245ca     HFC-245fa     HFC-365mfc     ‘Net supply’ is a parameter derived from company reporting under the F-Gas Regulation that provides information on the actual use of (bulk) F-gases by EU industries. Net supply is calculated by firstly adding reported amounts for: production imports (bulk imports only, imports contained in products or equipment are not considered in the reporting under the F-Gas Regulation) stocks held on 1 January of the reporting year ‘other amounts collected for reclamation or destruction from within the EU’, and then subtracting the following reported amounts: exports (bulk exports only, exports contained in products or equipment are not considered in the reporting under the F-Gas Regulation) destruction (on-site by reporting companies and off-site within the EU on reporting companies’ behalf) amounts used as feedstock by reporting companies stocks held on 31 December of the reporting year.   Furthermore, the shares of intended applications of F-gas net supply in the latest available reporting year are given, differentiating between refrigeration and air-conditioning fire protection aerosols foams electrical equipment other, unknown or no information reported.
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