EU countries and MEPs have struck a deal to introduce revised energy labels for household appliances, but it could take a decade for the roll-out ..
News 22 Mar 2017
Refunds to consumers who bought less efficient products than advertised remains a sticking point as member states and MEPs prepare to strike a deal over ..
News 7 Mar 2017
The European Commission may get to work this year on developing energy efficiency standards for electric kettles sold in the EU, but the process is ..
News 16 Feb 2017
- Climate,Chemicals,Products,COP21: climate crunch
The global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons agreed by 197 countries in October will be too slow and could promote the use of “noxious” alternatives that would ..
News 15 Dec 2016
- Climate,Chemicals,COP21: climate crunch
Emissions from fluorinated gases such as hydrofluorocarbons could rise temporarily over the next few years before they drop off again as a result of being phased-out, the ..
News 13 Dec 2016
Hundreds of companies have committed to installing only new equipment with natural or alternative refrigerants with low global warming potential as part of international efforts ..
News 7 Oct 2016
- Climate,Waste & Resources,Packaging
EU climate change policies focus too narrowly on energy and transport and should more strongly reflect the potential of the circular economy to cut greenhouse ..
News 17 Jun 2016
EU standards body CEN-CENELEC has published guidance to help improve the climate change resilience and testing procedures of European products ..
News 6 May 2016
- Climate,Waste & Resources,Products
A planned review of EU legislation covering the construction sector will examine the costs and benefits of policies covering waste, industrial emissions and energy efficiency, ..
News 4 May 2016
- Climate,Products,Markets & Corporate
The UK government has shelved proposals to increase tax on a range of energy-saving materials, including solar PV and insulation, which would have seen VAT ..
News 24 Mar 2016
The chemicals industry has urged the European Commission and member states to closely monitor stockpiling of climate-warming fluorinated gases in the wake of 2015 regulatory ..
News 5 Feb 2016
Bulk imports of climate-warming fluorinated gases increased by 90% from 2013 to 2014 as companies rushed to stockpile ahead of an EU phase-down, according to ..
News 10 Dec 2015
Energy performance standards for commercial servers and storage could save 17.3 terrawatt hours of energy per year by 2030, a study for the European Commission ..
News 30 Nov 2015
Introducing global energy efficiency standards for products could result in annual energy savings of 13% by 2030 and enhance EU competitiveness, a study for the ..
News 15 Oct 2015
The EU could reduce the cost of climate action by replacing VAT with a carbon added tax on products, think-tank CE Delft has said ..
News 17 Jul 2015