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European Commission welcomes European Parliament's vote on F-gases

8:03 AM MDT | March 17, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases), a family of powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs). F-gases have a warming effect on the atmosphere up to 23,000 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, the most common GHG. The three groups of F-gases are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). HFCs are by far the most relevant F-gases from a climate perspective. F-gases account for 2%...

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