R22 is one of many refrigerants used use in refrigeration and air conditioning equipment which is classified as an Ozone Depleting Substance (also known as an HCFC refrigerant). The EU and governments have been regularly introducing new legislation since 2008 designed to gradually phase out the use of those refrigerants that most damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme is a key part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change and, is designed to encourage businesses to invest in energy-saving equipment.
Summary of Key Obligations under the EC F Gas Regulation Many organisations use RAC (refrigeration/air conditioning) systems with HFC refrigerants, which are F gases. If such refrigerants are used, the company must ensure that it meets the requirements in EC Regulation 842/2006 and the GB…
The Government is committed to reducing emissions of the gases responsible for global warming as part of its Climate Change Program and the Kyoto Protocol. Households are responsible for a quarter of all emissions, so are being targeted through a reduced rate VAT on energy efficient heating systems, including air source heat pumps.
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