Joint letter on REPowering the EU with a realistic F-gas regulation

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On 5 April 2022, the European Commission made a legislative proposal to revise the F-Gas Regulation in line with the European Green Deal, the European Climate Law and recent international obligations under the Montreal Protocol.

The power industry fully embraces the European Commission’s decarbonisation objectives and its ambition to cut F-gas related emissions as a step towards climate neutrality. The European DSO and wind industry are both committed to adopting a sustainable approach, and consequently support the phasing out of SF6-based technologies in a timely and realistic manner while ensuring the crucial safety and reliability of the EU electricity grid.

At the same time Europe needs a rapid and continuous expansion of its electricity networks to deliver its decarbonisation objectives. Any delay will negatively affect the deployment of renewable electricity generation essential to achieving climate neutrality. By 2030 the EU already needs 750 GW of wind and solar capacity installed.

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