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EC Proposes Framework for Energy Efficiency Labeling of Certain Products

October 16, 2015

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Commission (EC) has proposed a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labeling for energy-related products. The regulation is released through the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament, setting a framework for energy efficiency labeling through the following:

  • Establishment of a framework for the adoption of delegated acts that will specify energy labels as well as product information sheets for specific energy-related products
  • Requirement that suppliers (manufacturers and importers) provide energy labels with an A to G scale and product information sheets and requires dealers to display these labels and information sheets to consumers
  • Provision for a procedure to rescale the A-G labels when products on the market populate mainly the highest classes of the energy label

This proposal replaces Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010, particularly on the indication by labeling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products.

A pubic consultation is open through December 1, 2015.