F-gases have a very high Greenhouse Warming Potential (“GWP”), much higher than carbon dioxide, and contribute to rising global temperatures.
EU legislation therefore requires that the use of F-gases is restricted and monitored. Laws on F-gases have therefore been compiled for Northern Ireland.
F-gases are used in several sectors of industry in Northern Ireland, including:
- refrigeration (both stationary and mobile)
- air conditioning (both stationary and mobile)
- fire equipment
- heat pumps
- high-voltage switchgear
Legislation on F-gases introduces legal requirements for people in Northern Ireland working with F-gases in these areas of business.
The synopsis of consultation responses shows the views of Northern Ireland stakeholders on these draft legislative proposals.