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FETA supports government response to Fgas report


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he Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) has welcomed the government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on the UK’s progress on reducing F-gas emissions, but has highlighted areas where it believes greater effort can be made in tackling non-compliance. FETA supported the EAC’s inquiry, which looked at how F-gas emission reduction in the post-BREXIT context should best be dealt with. FETA provided both written and oral evidence and noted the outcome with great interest.


The EAC report asked the government how it would ensure with HMRC that there are no weaknesses in the F-gas regime now and after the UK leaves the EU.


Russell Beattie, Chief Executive of FETA, said: “FETA supports the government line that broad adherence with the EU-derived F-gas Regulation is the most sensible way forward in the context of BREXIT. The application of the F-gas quota, applying as it does to companies and not nations, is already a challenging enough prospect and adding extra complexity by the UK embarking on a different set of rules would be unwise.” But while the government’s response showed willingness to work with industry on training, FETA believes it lacks conviction, and that only mandatory qualifications offer any real prospect of immediate impact and enduring success.


The EAC was keen for the government to encourage the use of low-GWP refrigerants in heat pumps by reforming the renewable heat incentive schemes.


The government accepted that heat pumps play an increasingly important environmental role but argued that the F-gas quota cuts were already driving industry to look for low-GWP alternatives for heat pumps. It felt that any additional measures to reduce the use of high-GWP refrigerants must not hinder heat pump uptake as that would be counter-productive for the environment.


Russell Beattie commented: “We were encouraged to note the support being offered in terms of working with industry to reduce the barriers to the use of low GWP refrigerants in heat pumps but would make the additional observation that this also needs to apply to other sectors, such as air- conditioning and refrigeration.” UK industry has been proactive in dealing with the issues stemming from the changes brought about by the F-gas Regulation and has worked closely with DEFRA and the EA and stands ready to offer further support.


FETA would like to see both departments given greater prioritisation for resources by Central Government. In the interim, FETA will continue to highlight blatant infringements of regulations, particularly by online retailers.


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ECA’s #Project18 roadshow is hailed a major success


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housands of contractors and installers attended the Electrical Contractors’ Association’s recent #Project18 roadshow events, to learn about the changes introduced within the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671). Some 2,000 people attended 14 events across the country. In addition, these events had the advantage of a CPD element delivered by one of ECA’s technical experts, supported by leading manufacturers.


Most of the events were also supported by a small exhibition showcasing promotions and products, including stands from roadshow partners Schneider, Eaton and Legrand.


Steve Martin, ECA Director of Technical, commented: “The roadshows were a superb way for ECA members to easily learn about the changes contained within the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. It was also great to see ECA members networking with each other to build new business relationships.”


Matt Crunden, Training and BIM Manager at Legrand, said: “The ECA Project18 roadshow was one of the 'not to be missed' events of the year. The quality of the information presented in the seminars was excellent and the event organisation was first class. Legrand Electric Ltd was proud to be part of the roadshow.”


Marc Gaunt, Segment Marketing Manager at Eaton, commented: “Eaton was delighted to see the levels of attendance by ECA members at this year’s Project18 events. As well as providing a great platform to understand more about the 18th Edition, the events were a fantastic opportunity to discuss pragmatic, layered approaches for our industry


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uGary Parker opened the first ECA’s #project18 roadshow to a full house.


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representative Keith Basing, of Phoenix ME Ltd, added: “I have attended a few presentations on the 18th Edition, but this was the best one by far.”


The new Wiring Regulations were published on 2 July 2018, and will come into full effect on 1 January 2019.


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