EuP directive agreement draws mixed reaction

A deal between MEPs and governments last week to introduce EU legislation on the eco-design of energy-using products (EuP) has drawn mixed reactions (EED 06/04/05). European lamp companies federation (ELC) boss Gerald Strickland said the deal "gives a clear signal to us to...make the switch to modern energy-efficient lighting." Applying green standards to lighting is a priority aim of the directive. However, environmental group WWF complained that the law "lacks ambition" and said the lack of minimum compulsory energy efficiency standards "may undermine [its] overall objective". See WWF press release and ELC.

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