Siemens, Siemens Energy, Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Schneider Electric, and Nuventura welcome today's vote in plenary, which effectively phases out harmful fluorinated gases in switchgear for all voltage levels.
This development is a historic step in the direction of more energy security, greener electricity grids, and a better protected environment.
The European Parliament thus sends a strong message to industry and governments worldwide that Europe is ready to lead the transition to natural-origin alternatives. We therefore urge the Council to follow suit and confirm the phase-out of F-gases in switchgear.
Bertrand Deprez (Schneider Electric) said: “We thank MEPs for their commitment to green and safe energy grids. We have the opportunity to create a regulatory environment that strengthens Europe’s innovative edge and translates years of research and development into jobs, industrial growth, and competitiveness”.