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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    EU deal on energy labels leaves consumers waiting

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    Energy label deal hinges on refunding duped consumers

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    EU kettle standards years away, says official

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals,Products,COP21: climate crunch

    HFC phase-down could be ‘quicker’ in EU – industry

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals,COP21: climate crunch

    EEA: Emissions from F-gases to rise temporarily

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Pollution,Nature

    Companies commit to swapping HFCs for natural refrigerants

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Packaging

    Climate policy 'should value circular economy more'

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Products

    Standards body launches guides to make products greener

    EU standards body CEN-CENELEC has published guidance to help improve the climate change resilience and testing procedures of European products ..
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    • Climate,Waste & Resources,Products

    Construction law fitness check gets underway

    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, ..
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    • Climate,Products,Markets & Corporate

    UK delays tax rise for solar PV despite CJEU ruling

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Chemicals

    Chemicals industry warns of HFC stockpile risk

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    F-gas imports increase by 90% - EEA

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    Consultants back eco-standards for servers

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Products

    Global efficiency standards ‘would benefit EU’

    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 ..
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    • Climate,Products

    Think-tank calls for product carbon tax

    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 ..
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