On behalf of the European Commission (DG CLIMA), Öko-Recherche is working on a series of analysis evaluating the implementation of the F-Gas Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 since 2015. The Q1/2022 report has been recently shared with Eurovent.

The new Call for Proposals 2022 for the LIFE Clean Energy Transition (CET) sub-programme was launched on 17 May. Almost 100 million EUR is available to fund project ideas for the Clean Energy Transition.

The European Commission recently released new versions of the draft working documents on Ecodesign for local space heaters. The deadline for comments is 8 July 2022.

Joint statement published on 15 June by ten European countries. The statement is published mid negotiations on key Fit-for-55 proposals, and in light of the increased ambition set by the European Commission.

Scenarios for this transition pathway will with time have an impact on the HVACR industry, through the introduction of Product Environment Footprints in the Ecodesign of Sustainable Product Regulation. 

On 23 June 2022 the 2nd stakeholder meeting for the revision process of the MEErP will take place. The report and updated eco-report tool includes aspects of material efficiency and the environmental footprint. 

From 23 May to 15 August 2022, feedback can be provided on the Impact Assessment. The assessment includes labelling proposals that extend to air-to-air heat pumps. The adoption of the revised regulation is expected for Q3 2023. 

On 24 May 2022 the EEPLIANT 3 Advisory Board met for a third time to present an update on the various Work Packages. The project runs until November 2023 and deals among others with air conditioning and residential ventilation.

The EPREL database has gone live on 17 May and is now accessible for the public. The Commission has updated on 20 May its ‘EPREL questions and answers’ document.

As expected in the previous update (GEN 1381.00) the Life Calls for proposals 2022 now includes a call to set up this compliance support facility. 

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