European F-gas regulation
The timetable for the F-gas regulation proposal was published by DG Environment. The second reading at the European Parliament will take place in June 2005 and final agreement is expected late summer 2006. Entry into force is expected to occur by the end of 2007. Furthermore, a review of the future F-gas regulation will take place by the end of 2007 in order to possibly extend this regulation to mobile refrigeration applications. This extension would be expected to enter into force 4 years after application of the regulation for fixed systems.