shecco is launching its newest GUIDE publication, the “GUIDE+: HFC taxes & fiscal incentives for natural refrigerants in Europe,” a paid-for publication that provides a comprehensive overview of existing and proposed fiscal measures aimed at reducing the use and emissions of HFCs in HVAC&R sectors, while encouraging the switch to climate-friendly technologies, in key European countries.
The first in the GUIDE+ series, the report looks at European HFC taxes, investment grants and accelerated tax relief schemes, analysing the level of ambition and support provided by different financial incentives, and allowing for a comparison of the different measures currently in place and planned for 2014. For example, the publication provides an overview of financial incentives, such as the UK ECA scheme, which provides accelerated tax relief to businesses investing in CO2 heat pump water heaters.
“This GUIDE+ provides valuable information regarding where the opportunities lie for implementing sustainable refrigerant solutions that end-users and technology providers alike can reap and help the market for natural refrigerants to grow further. It is also – we hope – a source of inspiration for policy makers drawing future policies for sustaining our atmosphere”. Alexandra Maratou, Deputy Public Affairs Manager, shecco.
Existing and proposed HFC tax and refund schemes
The first two chapters of this publication are devoted to those European countries that have proposed, or have already introduced an environmental tax on HFCs. According to the report, HFC tax levels in Europe, depending on the country vary from €0.71 per tCO2eq in Slovenia to €29.54 per tCO2eq in Norway in 2013.
A tax on fluorinated gases is in place in:
- Spain (as of January 2014)
A tax on fluorinated gases has been proposed in:
Fiscal incentives for natural refrigerants
The third chapter of this report looks at investment grants and accelerated tax relief schemes chosen by several countries across Europe to support natural refrigerant technologies, as an alternative to taxation.
Investment grants and support schemes are in place in:
- Belgium (Flanders)
- The Netherlands
Accelerated tax relief schemes are in place in:
- The Netherlands
- The United Kingdom
Exclusive offer until 31 December
In an exclusive offer buyers will receive a 10% discount on the purchase price until 31 December.
The “GUIDE+: HFC taxes & fiscal incentives for natural refrigerants in Europe” is available for purchase through the shecco publications website:
For more than a decade market development expert shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100+ partners worldwide in two areas: the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants; and the transport sectors where an emphasis is put on electric vehicles (cars, heavy duty vehicle, scooters, bikes). shecco offers a variety of services, ranging from world-leading online industry platforms, to market research & consultancy services, events management, funding & grants support, and public affairs.
Deputy Public Affairs Manager
Janaina Topley Lira