LONDON – After years of uncertainty, a timetable finally is fixed for the elimination of the air conditioning refrigerant HFC 134a from cars sold in the European Union. The new EU directive gives auto makers and suppliers a generously long time to come up with a new refrigerant that doesn't affect the climate by emitting fluorinating greenhouse gases. The new rule is the outcome of a "conciliation" process between the European Parliament, the EU's elected assembly, and the EU Council of ...

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