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Energy 27-07-2020

Gas boilers deserve an ‘F’, not an ‘A’

Fossil gas boilers may continue to be labelled ‘green’ for another decade or so if EU leaders fail to review energy labelling rules for heating appliances within a year. This would be very bad news for an overheating world, write...
Circular economy 04-11-2019

Climate action needs better products

The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, write Jean-Pierre Schweitzer and Melissa Zill.
Energy 12-03-2019

Activists hail new EU energy labelling rules for TVs, fridges

Consumer organisations have applauded an EU proposal to restore the familiar A-G energy labelling scale for goods like fridges, TV screens, and washing machines, saying the current ‘A+’ system is confusing for shoppers.
Circular economy 08-02-2018

We need more durable and reparable products to build a circular economy

The time is right for EU policy-makers to take measures to ensure products placed on the market are designed to last and be repaired, write Stéphane Arditi and Chloé Fayole.
Climate change 13-06-2017

New energy labels for appliances seen as boon for consumers

The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save money and cut energy consumption while helping the bloc reduce overall carbon emissions.
Energy 01-07-2015

A+ energy efficiency labels will be ditched

The European Commission will revamp its energy labelling system for refrigerators and televisions, ditch confusing grades that range from A+++ to G, and return to a clear A-G scale.
Energy 12-12-2014

There’s a bureaucrat in your bathroom!

The EU can make a difference on things we all care about, but not if small-Europe voices win the argument, writes Stephane Arditi .
Frans Timmermans at the opening night of the Crossing Border Festival 2008 [Flick/Maurice]

New Commission floats first ‘kill list’ of green EU laws

Outdated European Union rules on low energy appliances, such as dishwashers and refrigerators, are among a welter of green laws the new European Commission is proposing to review or scrap, according to an internal document seen by Reuters.
Energy 07-02-2014

Energy label review proposes beefed up regime

A comprehensive review of EU energy labelling and Ecodesign measures has called for an overhaul of confusing energy label classes, and tougher market surveillance of eco-cheats, backed up by robust penalties.
Energy 24-09-2013

Commission ‘buckled under pressure’ for soft energy labels

The European Commission has succumbed to heavy lobbying from the electric heating industry and is set to approve an energy labelling scheme that misrepresents its appliances' true efficiency performance, according to environmental and consumers groups. 
Energy 04-07-2013

‘Revolutionary’ push to overhaul energy labels begins

EU energy labels could be in line for a radical facelift if a proposal by European environmental and business groups is adopted during a review of the Energy Labelling Directive, slated to begin this winter.
Energy 27-05-2013

Energy labels for vacuum cleaners won’t do the job

Proposed energy labels for vacuum cleaners will confuse consumers into choosing the wrong vacuum, and the environmental impact of vacuum cleaners will grow rather than lessen, writes James Dyson.
Health 04-07-2012

EU wants carbon labels to do what they say on the tin

SPECIAL REPORT / A European Commission review of carbon dioxide labelling methodologies for commercial products, due later this year, is likely to propose a grading system similar to the EU energy consumption labels for products, goods and services, EURACTIV has learned.
Energy 29-09-2010

Commission proposes energy labelling for TVs

The European Commission tabled proposals yesterday (28 September) to introduce energy labels for televisions and update the existing labels for refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines.
Energy 17-05-2010

EU boiler efficiency negotiations drag on

The European Commission has delayed tabling planned energy-efficiency standards for central heating boilers commonly used by households, after its attempts to put together a proposal repeatedly bounced back due to technical difficulties.
Energy 21-04-2010

EU aligns energy-saving laws with Lisbon Treaty rules

EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed changes to two key energy efficiency directives in order to make them compatible with Lisbon Treaty requirements on delegated acts, which will now come under MEPs' scrutiny.
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