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Most recent press release:

Energy label agreement reached: Focus needed now on practical & enforceable implementation (24/03/2017)

·       Future EU energy label communication campaigns should stress that appliances now available are more energy efficient than those of previous generations

·       The energy label must continue to support energy efficiency and help drive down consumer energy consumption

·       Explaining new energy label to consumers will be key to its future success

The European Institutions have reached a political agreement on a new Energy Labelling Framework Regulation. The new Framework legislation is set to enter force later this year and will bring major changes to the existing and future energy labels, currently applied to many home appliances. We foresee that new labels for the first home appliance products under the new legislation - Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Refrigerators – will be displayed in shops around 2020.

Says CECED Director-General, Paolo Falcioni: “Now that the agreement has been reached between the EU institutions, attention must turn to ensuring that practical implementation and enforcement of the label, on the ground, is successful. Appliances continue to have the potential to make a strong contribution to the EU’s energy efficiency target. Consumers can be further empowered to make a contribution: that also means that consumers need to understand what has changed and what the energy label is actually indicating”.

Mr Falcioni continues: “Communication about the revised energy label is, in fact, the key challenge now. Each rescaling creates the potential for confusion among consumers and market surveillance authorities. Future communication campaigns run by the EU and Member States must make clear that it is the label that has been rescaled and not the product that has become less efficient.”

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