EU F-gas review puts UK's heat pump rollout under pressure

NIBE S2125 Air Source Heat Pump
The EU is looking at introducing a tighter schedule to eliminate F gases, which are used in heat pumps (Image credit: NIBE Energy Systems)

Britain's heat pump rollout is under pressure as the EU considers a stricter crackdown on F-gas use.

F-gases include hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs), which is used as a refrigerant in heat pumps. It is also highly polluting to the atmosphere.

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