The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment of Ireland adopted the European Union (Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas) Regulations 2016. These amendments establish provisions for the full and effective implementation of Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repeals Ireland’s Regulation No. 842/2006. The new regulation will build upon existing law to gradually phase down high global warming potential (GWP) fluorinated greenhouse gases and replace them with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Some of the most important provisions include:
The Regulation entered into force on January 1, 2017.